The Magic Of Pencil n Paper!!

HI Friends,

I am here again to talk about animation.


Today I am gonna speak about “The Magic and Power of Drawings” or The Storyboards.

Imagination is one of the best gift a human can ever get. Have you ever wondered if Edison might not have imagined about creating lights then we would still have been without lights and I might have written this note in actual letters.

Well what I mean is that we have a power of Imagination and the power of drawing so ! Why not use it ?

When both combined the results get awesome!! Satyajit Ray was the man who started Story Boarding for his films in the early era of Indian Cinema and It was practiced much earlier in Hollywood before creating any movie. Story boards show us the path to our imagination, it leads to a well planned imagination put together in a form of movie.

What is a storyboard?

Once a concept or script is written for a film or animation, the next step is to make a storyboard. A storyboard visually tells the story of an animation 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?

Why make a storyboard?

Creating a storyboard will help you plan your animation 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 animation and show your storyboard to other people to get feedback on your ideas.

 How do I make a storyboard?

Most commonly, storyboards are drawn in pen or pencil. If you don’t like to draw you can also take photos, cut out pictures from magazines, or use a computer to make your storyboards. Keep in mind that your drawings don’t have to be fancy! In fact, you want to spend just a few minutes drawing each frame. Use basic shapes, stick figures, and simple backgrounds. If you draw your storyboard frames on index cards, you can rearrange them to move parts of the the story around.

 I hope this knowledge about story boards will help you in future endeavor’s.

Source: Arttoonz Studios