Storyboarding a Silent Story
This project is a bridge between the work you’ve been doing with graphic design and websites and the work you will do with video.
On a professional movie a storyboard shows every shot. This is because shooting a movie is expensive. Most filmmakers can’t afford to make decisions as they go along. They need to plan in advance. By having a storyboard they know what the location is, who/what is in the frame, and the framing of the shot (close-up, medium, over-the-shoulder, wide shot, etc.).
You will generally create your storyboard by drawing with pen or pencil. You do not have to be a great artist to create a storyboard. There are two important things you need to show: Size of the Figures in the Shot; and Screen Direction. Mr. Machtay will show examples (https://www.machtay.com/lessons/camerashots.html).
YOUR STORYBOARD ASSIGNMENT
- Go to pickupdropoff > machtayh > pickup and get the file called storyboard.psd.
- You will fill your storyboard file with images you find on the internet.
- Create a story using 8 images. Re-size and crop the images so they fit within the 8 frames on the page.
- NO WORDS! Mr. Machtay should be able to follow your story without reading any words.
- Make sure your name is on the file.
- When you are complete save your file as a JPG and put it in dropoff.
STORYBOARD PART 2
- The class will form into 4 person teams.
- You will work together with your teammates to create a storyboard for a short video.
- This video will show someone going from one side of the courtyard to the other side. Something happens to that person as they head across the courtyard. Make it interesting.
- You must include the following shots in your storyboard (as explained by Mr. Machtay):
- Wide Shot (establishing shot)
- Medium Shot
- High Angle Shot
- Low Angle Shot
- Point of View (2 shots)
- Tracking Shot