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    How do you make your storyboard?

    Nope, I didn't ask for a storyboard tutorial or something like that.

    I know there's a proper way to make one, but I guess that each person has his own way to make it. Well, not sure if that makes it difficult for others but it sure gives better understanding for owner, lol.

    So! Feel free to share and discuss how you made your storyboard. It's interesting for me to see how unique each person is. You can explain by words or post a picture, even nice with some explanation of the story too.

    Here is mine: a storyboard for 30 secs animation to explain my character 'Seri'.

    How do you make your storyboard?

    For me, I like to make them in little squares, in order of from top -> below, with arrows to show which way the scene is going to move or zoom in/out. Yap! quite normal, isn't it? But maybe they're too packed that when my friend saw this he's like "what the...", haha.
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    I usually print out a sheet with 10-30 thumbnail sized widescreen shots so I can work over composition, then once I get a framing that I like I move to a 720x405 size (or 853x480) and draw them out a bit clearer.

    I tried doing a few complete animatics in flash... COMPLETE MISTAKE! I got too into animating what should just be an animatic.
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    wow, two times working with storyboard. That's really nice!

    I haven't tried animatics yet.. but seems like my story board can't be apply to that, lol. I'm kind of understand what you mean, because I know I'll be like that too... can't help it XD
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    Roughly like Bai Fan I draft my composition on a loose piece of paper, not necessarly already framed but each shot thumbnail size. Afterwards I print / xerox a template depending on the job at hand; Usually less frames on a single page for traditional anim (so each shot is bigger). They are organised in two rows with ample space underneath for dialog, scene description, action description, field size notes, camera movements, etc. Legal paper is great, but I've also boarded on wide animation paper.

    Edit: I think it's important to leave some space for anotations especially when you work with others but can also be good to you so you don't forget any minute detail you thought of while boarding.
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    I am trying to make intercative storyboards using powerpoint. Anyone got any tips on how to do this. I have visited some sites that specialise in powerpoint and visuals in powerpoint but don't know how to do it myself. This site is useful but seems to talk more about diagrams, wheras my storyboards are primarily moving images with interactive text.

    Any tips I welcome! Thanks
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    Flash works for animatics if your final is gonna be in flash. It saves me tons of time and the animatics look pretty.
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    Drawing them on note cards is neat because you can just pin them all up on the wall, remove some, insert new ones, so that they can evolve easily into better boards or when the story changes you can just move stuff around.
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    i did these puppies in flash then just shrunk em down and put 'em in sequence in photoshop.
    http://pickaline.blogspot.com/2008/0...spec-spot.html
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