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Storyboarding

What is Storyboading?

Storyboards are visual representations that aid in the the creation process of digital storytelling. Storyboards lay out images in sequential order to create the the flow of the production. They can also include technical aspects and explanations of design.

Creating a storyboard will help you plan your video game out shot by shot. You can make changes to your storyboard before you start animating, instead of changing your mind later. You will also be able to talk about your game and show your storyboard to other people to get feedback on your ideas.

Once a concept or script is written for a video game, the next step is to make a storyboard. A storyboard visually tells the story panel by panel, kind of like a comic book.

Your storyboard will should convey some of the following information:

  • What charaters are in the frame, and how are they moving?
  • What are the characters saying to each other, if anything?
  • How much time has passed between the last frame of the storyboard and the current one?
  • Where the "camera" is in the scene? Close or far away? Is the camera moving?

Assignment

Storyboarding Your Favorite Video Game
Storyboard-a series of illustrations that lay out the sequence of scenes in a video game.

Using the storyboard template (2 or 4 frames/page), create a “storyboard” for a scene from your favorite video game.

  • MINIMUM number of frames is 7.
  • Remember, minimal effort merits a minimal grade.
  • Make certain your illustrations are clearly recognizable.
  • Include enough illustrations (screen shots, capture images, etc.) to make your presentation interesting and easy to understand.

 

Author: Pat Rox
Last modified: 10/13/2016 10:30 AM (EDT)