Storyboarding Tips

this is a great overview!…

Storyboard Blog

Here is a good short video reviewing the art of the storyboard as it’s used in story development and production in the motion picture industry.

4 Minute Film School > STORY BOARDING


By Matthew Taylor

a guy who draws for the movies

Using Creative Suite 3 for storyboard cutouts

Photoshop tutorial

“Milton’s Hell,” at Karpeles Museum Duluth MN

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Milton’s Hell, a Prequel to Genesis /  Kathryn Lenz’ paintings and video inspired by Milton’s origin story for Hell, Sin and Death.

OPENING RECEPTIONS at Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum

Tuesday April 3 at 7 p.m. Speaker Dr. Karmen Lenz presents the video Milton’s Hell in Voice & Image

Sunday April 8 at 2 p.m.  (2:30 showing of Milton’s Hell in Voice & Image, 3 pm concert by Sam Black & Friends: Music of Rebellion and Divine Creation)

Free and open to the public.

“Milton’s Hell,” Multi-media Events Scheduled at the Karpeles Museum April 3rd marks the opening of an innovative multimedia art and video exhibit “Milton’s Hell, a Prequel to Genesis” at Karpeles Museum. Twelve original paintings by local artist Kathryn Lenz inspired by scenes from Milton’s Paradise Lost, along with a dramatic video, help contemporary audiences experience the beauty and impact of Milton’s poetry in the spirit of early readers. At 7pm English Professor Karmen Lenz, Middle Georgia State University, will give an introductory gallery talk followed by a showing of the video “Milton’s Hell in Voice and Image”. The video merges Kathryn Lenz’s paintings with dramatic reading of Milton’s vivid language describing the origins of humankind’s epic struggle between good and evil. Through Satan’s rebellion and ambitious plans to drag humankind down with him, Milton dramatizes obedience to God’s will as a human choice, a central teaching in the Christian imagination of Puritans and the founding fathers. The video presents these scenes to match a reading of powerful passages from the poem. On Sunday, April 8th at 2:30pm, the video will be shown again, followed by a chamber concert as part of Karpeles’ Coffee, Cake, and Chamber Music Series. Sam Black and Friends will play music inspired by Milton’s epic.

This activity is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to appropriations from The McKnight Foundation and the Minnesota State Legislature’s general and arts and cultural heritage funds. In collaboration with Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, 902 East First Street, Duluth, MN 55805 218-728-0630

Digital Narrative Project

Fairy tales and Myths can provide a rich starting point for a digital media project. Passed down from oral storytellers through literary traditions to new media, they are always altered by retelling to reflect the needs of the storyteller and the aesthetics of the time. Because the story is so well known, it can be altered significantly and still remain resonant and recognizable to the contemporary audience. In 10 images, tell a a very old story in a new way. 

This project will be the focus of our work over the next month. First 2 weeks on pre-production tasks of storyboarding and design plan. Then working toward a series of cohesive images that contain both visual unity and surprise.

THIS WEEKEND: Please do the homework before class on Tuesday March 20

1. Select Story (fairy tale or myth)
2. Break down the story into 10 key moments (thinking about how you will be updating it for the digital age)
3. Do thumbnail sketches of storyboards (two times!) to quickly work out ways to compose your 10 images
4. Do an 11×17 digital MOOD BOARD, filled with inspiration images for your digital narrative, story, visual style, media, techniques, colors, textures…
5. BRING TO CLASS ON TUES: Index Cards and drawing tools for storyboarding in class
NOTE: NO class next THURSDAY March 22, so that will be another workday on storyboards and single image, design plan

Digital Art + Culture > B L O G 

Fairy Tales