Diving Into Storyboarding Again

Posted: February 9, 2012 in animatics, storyboards

I guess it’s been a little while, but January was a crazy month. I won’t go into the dirty details. Anyhow, it’s over and I have started the new quarter at my college, this time with a storyboarding class. I’ve had and done storyboarding before, but as with everything, there’s always room for improvement. One of our first assignments was to create a six-panel board depicting “a woman walking into a house, crossing the room and then seeing something unexpected”. We were strictly limited to the six panels, so it was a challenge to tell a story that made sense within that restriction. This is what I came up with:

I think it works alright. Let me know what you think.

For one of our next assignments, we were to pick a 25-30 second long music clip (no lyrics, instrumental only) and create a beat board for it cut into an animatic to the music track. If you don’t know what a beat board is, it’s basically a storyboard with only the main parts of the story illustrated to time out the action. It’s kind of like a visual outline, if you will. Again, here is what I did:

It’s a bit “experimental” in nature, but I wanted to try something a little different. Of course this is just a rough. The version I am working on this week should be more refined with additional panels and closer timings. I’ll be sharing that one when it’s done.

That’s it for now, all. Have a great week! 🙂


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