Storyboarding a short film
Hi guys! Basically my friend is producing and directing a short film approx 5 minutes and has asked me to do the storyboarding for her. I have 0 experience of anything like this - I tend to spend lots of time on one drawing/painting, and have no knowledge of film anything! I have until mid September to get it done before filling starts and it's unpaid but I want to do a good job. Is there anything you might recommend I read up on before I get into it or does anyone have any advice for me? I am planning on doing it digitally, and black and white - is this pretty standard? Thanks for any advice!
Aaron Blaise’s Website creatureartteacher.com has a story boarding course. I found it really helpful when I was making a comic. It’s called “The Art of the Storyboard by Lyndon Ruddy”. Also, Robotpencil has a YouTube video on his storyboard for a video game. It’s pretty recent, just incase you want to see something with a lot of energy in it. I also think moderndayJames made a tutorial on storyboarding, also on YouTube. Things to keep in mind: - Use the close-ups sparingly. They’re for a punch, impact. Too many and you lose the impact. - Storyboarding means using camera angles and knowing which works for what scene and your emotional intentions for that scene. - The Rule of Thirds still applies. - Anatomy matters. It doesn’t need to be perfect. But it needs to be there. Have fun :)
I just came across this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKxNWq-nvto Second the Schoolism class if you have the subscription, or it's worth investing in one month to take that course, it's a good one. I'm sure there are tons you can find on YouTube too.
Usually, storyboards are black and white. Depending on the artist or company, they tend to be rough, so you can quickly iterate while maintaining the tone. I believe Pixar can be a very clean almost finished style of storyboarding compared to others. The mitchells vs the machines kept it very loose. Here's an example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6HHpWQv8YI Ohhh, and pixar central on youtube has side by side playlist of their boards vs films. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BTQRYzNL-E&list=PLv__Ylkfv-XMNYLXB0FI0F93ZywAPHvfg Lastly, check out Taniko Pantoja's YT for his videos on storyboarding and animation in general. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyDbN1hpFzA Good luck! :D
I don't know anything about storyboarding but I do know that Schoolism is amazing and they have a course for storyboarding feature animation. https://schoolism.com/courses/art/storyboarding-for-feature-animation-alessandra-sorrentino The other suggestion is YouTube it has a ton of videos that could help. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=storyboarding Most of their courses are fantastic. This may help.