Once the script is written – how do you effective communicate the visual direction of your film? The answer is storyboards – essentially a scene-by-scene visual guide to the screenplay of the film. Storyboards are a vital part of the pre-visualization process, as well as being an important tool for preproduction and on the set.

Developed in the 1930s by Walt Disney company for their animated cartoons, they grew in popularity during the early 40s. Storyboarding a film can be as simple as crudely drawn stick figures or advanced as elaborate 3D animatics with lens and motion simulators.

Here are over 500 storyboarding tutorials, resources and tools to help you better communicate your vision.

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Storyboard Software

Celtx

Celtx is the world’s first all-in-one media pre-production system. It replaces ‘paper & binder’ pre-production with a digital approach that’s more complete, simpler to work with, and easier to share.  You can use Celtx for the entire production process – write scripts, storyboard scenes and sequences, sketch setups, develop characters, breakdown & tag elements, schedule productions, and prepare and circulate informative reports for cast and crew. Download for FREE

FrameForge 3D

The software creates virtual cameras, actors and objects in photo-accurate 3D scaled sets for previsualization. FrameForge creates data rich animations and exports these sequences for use at all stages of production for both traditional 2D shoots and, with the introduction of version 3, stereographic 3D shoots too. Visit Their Website

Toon Boom: Storyboard Pro

This software is used to create storyboards. In addition to the Storyboard features, the Pro version has tools to create animatics and can be integrated into a pipeline using Opus, Harmony or Digital Pro. You can export to the leading NLE as well. Storyboard Pro is now compatible with Final Draft (using Tagger to export XML script) as well as with the Automatic Duck plug-in for importing AAF file into Final Cut Pro. Visit Their Website

PowerProduction: StoryBoard Artist

Productivity merged with creativity. Storyboard software that allows you to customize everything from layout to animatics without having to sacrifice valuable time. StoryBoard Artist boasts a low learning curve, high output and professional storyboards. Visit Their Website

PowerProduction: StoryBoard Quick

StoryBoard Quick is a storyboarding software application for creating and editing digital storyboards for non-graphic artists. Used primarily in the film and TV industry by film directors, producers, writers, commercial production companies and educators to produce a visual layout of media projects for communicating with crews and/or clients before commencing the main production process. Visit Their Website

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ive tried a lot of ways to storyboard for my films and storyboardartist and quick are the easiest to work with. great article full of info. thanx.

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