Basics: Creating & Using Storyboards

Basics: Creating & Using Storyboards

While a video script tells you what to say in the video, storyboards tell you what to show while recording. Learn the basics of how to create and use a storyboard. (You don't have to be an artist!)

About this instruction

A storyboard is a useful tool for pre-planning each shot and imagining what your video is going to look like, even if it’s only a rough approximation. The storyboard includes a sequence of simple sketches or images positioned alongside important information like camera location, on-screen movement, and people placement. The storyboard is used by anyone working on the video to know approximately what each part of the video looks like. 

When planning more and more complex videos, storyboards become essential to ensure each scene and shot is working before you go through the time and expense of trying it out in real time. Storyboards are also a useful way to run through the video with colleagues and stakeholders to test the flow, feel, and various elements of the video prior to starting production. 

And, with our simple tips, anyone can create an effective storyboard - you don’t need to be an artist!

Information11 min

  • Content
  • Video: Storyboarding 7 min
  • Resources & Downloads 2 min
  • Quiz
  • Check Your Knowledge 2 min
  • Once You're Finished with the Course
  • Feedback - Tell Us What You Think
  • Recommended Courses & Return to Content

About this instruction

A storyboard is a useful tool for pre-planning each shot and imagining what your video is going to look like, even if it’s only a rough approximation. The storyboard includes a sequence of simple sketches or images positioned alongside important information like camera location, on-screen movement, and people placement. The storyboard is used by anyone working on the video to know approximately what each part of the video looks like. 

When planning more and more complex videos, storyboards become essential to ensure each scene and shot is working before you go through the time and expense of trying it out in real time. Storyboards are also a useful way to run through the video with colleagues and stakeholders to test the flow, feel, and various elements of the video prior to starting production. 

And, with our simple tips, anyone can create an effective storyboard - you don’t need to be an artist!

Information11 min

  • Content
  • Video: Storyboarding 7 min
  • Resources & Downloads 2 min
  • Quiz
  • Check Your Knowledge 2 min
  • Once You're Finished with the Course
  • Feedback - Tell Us What You Think
  • Recommended Courses & Return to Content