A storyboard is the equivalent of an outline for a paper. When you create a media project, you start with a storyboard.
Storyboards serve the following purposes:
- Allows you to gather your ideas before you begin working with video or audio content.
- Encourages you to think about all elements of your digital story: visual, textual, audible.
- Allows you to quickly sketch and try out different ideas Helps identify resources needed to complete the project and whether you can find them or need to create them yourselves.
- Generates questions that can help you decide whether your scope is achievable or not.
- Are works in progress, just like outlines. They’ll change as you work on your project
- Serve as a quick reference: Did you address all the required elements, such as length and content?
If you’re writing a full script out first, it shouldn’t be longer than 2 double-spaced pages or reading it will take longer than 3 to 4 minutes.
Tools for building storyboards
2-column storymapping approach