5 Tips for More Useful Storyboards


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Good cinematography starts with a clear cinematic vision, but finding a way to communicate that vision to your cast and crew can be difficult. Even for a crew of one, having a way to plan and keep track of your visual ideas will lead to a smoother and more productive shoot. Storyboarding is one simple though oft-dismissed solution to these common challenges, but how can you make the most out of your time spent at the drawing board? Storyboarding is often considered one of the most tedious tasks in pre-production. Though dreaded by many less skilled with a pencil and paper, effective storyboarding makes it easier to share your cinematic vision with the people who will help you achieve it and can save you time and money in the long run. If you start to groan at the thought of sketching out that next scene, remember this: The most value tools in any production are planning and communication — so get drawing!

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