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You Will Need
- Several loose sheets of blank 11-by-17-inch paper
- A pencil
- A ruler
- And a shooting script
- Computer with layout program
Pick aspect ratio
Pick an aspect ratio for shooting.
Multiply the ratio by ¼ inch
Multiply the dimensions of your aspect ratio by a ¼ inch.
With a pencil and a ruler, draw out boxes, called frames, on 11-by-17-inch paper. They should match the dimensions from Step 2, and there should be at least four frames on each sheet of paper with a fair amount of space under each for script, directions, and notes.
Make enough sheets for the project
Reproduce as many storyboard sheets as you will need for your project.
Using your script as a guide, start drawing. Use one frame for every cut, or in animation, one frame per specific gesture or motion.
Draw important scenes first on separate sheets
Draw key scenes first on separate sheets, making it easier to rearrange them.
Check your script
Continuously check your script. Rearrange parts of the storyboard as you go if you need to make edits.
Show it off
Use your completed storyboard to show people how you envision your script coming to life.