Use a storyboard to plan out a great video production
A storyboard is an excellent planning tool which can be used as a guide when planning out a video production. It has a sequence of graphic illustrations which contain illustrations of shots visualizing a video production. Most high budget films will have a very detailed storyboard, but for smaller productions can keep things much simpler. Knowing which shots which to take and a description of what dialogue takes place can act as an excellent guide for even projects shot on a budget.
To help understand how a storyboard can help, I’ve created a simple design to help prove how the summary below could be illustrated in a story board.
Family run wine business managed by John and Sarah Smith each who have over 25 years of experience making wine. After early beginnings of selling their products at the local markets, their wine is now available at some of the top restaurants in the area as well as nationally. John and Sarah both understand what quality is which shows in several awards their wine has won recently. Wine tasting is available and functions and events are available to private customers on request. In the video John and Sarah both pitch what makes their wine so special. A combination of shots are used to mix things up. The storyboard will incorporate 10 key shots including shots of the vineyard, award-winning bottles and restaurant where couple are seen drinking a bottle.
A storyboard is a great tool to plan out the overall effort of your video production. Consider the following items:
- Shoot locations
- Types of camera shots – (close-up vs long shots)
Best of luck with your video production from ‘ The Video Effect ‘