Using storyboards as a production tool, we will piece together all the media so that our focus while editing is more centralized. In this step you will be using your script/narrative to start putting images, videos and sound to the story. Before you go out and start filming or looking for pictures you need to have a plan! This is where the STORYBOARD comes in. A storyboard is simply a thinking map designed to plot out your story in sequently order, to organize the flow of their movie, allowing you the opportunity to think through the whole story. Storyboarding (an essential tool) helps connect the script to the images that the viewer will see. You're not yet looking for images or recording video, you want to use drawings in place of the actual images. You need not be Vango to create the drawings, simple sketches of the action is fine. This is simply a guide to make it easier to produce later. You can find examples of how professionals use storyboards to create commercials and shows by clicking here! Making a quality storyboard will make creating the digital story easier because you will have a clear idea as to what you are looking for.
This is where you plot the direction of your project. Ordering it as you would see it happen. Put your narration in first, putting a sentence or two in each section, you can edit this later. For each part of text you are writing, you will think of something visually that would blend with your words.
Now you think of what you would want to see with these words. Is it a video, pictures, illustrations? Sketch out roughly what you want to see. The storyboard is a tool that has drafts, so the first time you go through think of what comes to your head. You don’t need to be an artist to sketch your ideas, as long as you understand! If you are still again drawing, you can certainly write out what you would see, that works as well!