Webb Smith is credited with making the first storyboard, while working for Walt Disney. “Gone with the Wind”, the first film to be made with the help of storyboards, was produced by William Cameron. They have been used repeatedly since these first applications in a wide range of industries including film-making, graphic design, video production, comic books and so much more.
This ultimately saves costs and time, making production go faster than what would have otherwise been. Frequently, when looking to pitch their ideas in discrete details, team leaders deploy storyboards. Storyboards could be complex or straightforward, drawn with hands or with software. That doesn’t change the fact that they help simplify any design process.
Here, sketches are drawn with pencils on paper. This method was used when the idea just began gaining ground among professionals.
Thumbnails are small sketches that go alongside sections of a written script. They serve to illustrate the writing further, bringing the ideas alive to whoever is reading it. It was said to be the favourite style of Alfred Hitchcock, one of the most influential and most studied filmmakers in cinema history.
Digital storyboards even go steps further, with interactive animations, voice-overs, colours, remote collaboration, and other embellishments. This modern approach allows you to share your ideas more accurately, with much-needed originality.
There doesn’t seem to be an end to how valuable storyboards can be. The three most essential areas storyboards are used in include graphics [UI/UX] design, web design and videography.
For one thing, it helps designers experience whatever it is they are cooking up, just like the consumer would. It helps highlight cardinal questions that are being omitted, helping to keep the minds of the entire design team on the user goal, which is the most important thing anyway.
While designing a website, sketching storyboards helps to generate outlines of the entire design endeavor. It also helps the web designer determine which element stays on a page and which one doesn’t. Ultimately, it is a low-tech way to demonstrate the original idea to other team members and show how all pages should work together to make a productive website.
Storyboards allow you to figure quickly whether that wild idea has any chance of working. They are also a great way to organize scenes in sequential order, sometimes with intricate details of every action and camera movement. Using storyboards will also help you fish out mistakes early on, saving you from spending fortunes on nonsense.
September 5, 2018