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Sunday, December 30, 2007

Storyboarding Without a Pencil

Storytelling skills don’t always go hand in hand with drawing skills. For those who need a quick solution to storyboard design, Toon Boom Storyboard makes it possible to import pictures and use templates to illustrate your project.

Here are some neat tips and tricks on how to quickly and easily design an efficient storyboard with the help of pictures and templates.

Using pictures for Locations and Background:
First, establish the main locations where the action will take place in your movie or project and then make a list of the best ones. Once you’ve planned your backgrounds, there are many ways you can get your pictures:

Search the internet: If you need to get your backgrounds quickly, you can search the internet. Many easy-to-use picture browsing services are available, like Google, Yahoo and others. It’s remarkable to see the variety of pictures you can find this way.

Take pictures: If you need many different angles from the same location and you are willing to go on site, you can take pictures with a digital camera. This way has proven useful in a live action project as you can take pictures of the actual location. Doing that, you can plan in advance and resolve many logistical problems you could encounter when the time comes to shoot your project

Search in books and magazines: Interior designs books and magazines are also a great source of pictures for locations. You simply have to scan the selected pictures directly from them to make them available digitally.



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