It is a truth that there are most people are unable to visualise a scene for a film, TELEVISION commercial, training video, sales video, or any other kind of film just from looking over the script or a text. In some cases the storyboard artists gets a script and has to draw the story as-scripted. But many times, especially in TV animation, the storyboard artists is also the writer of the episode.
Present those very same people with a picture or picture of some sort and they will grasp the concept instantly. The old expression is that “a picture tells a thousand words” and for extremely many individuals that holds true. Attempt, for instance to describe the appeal of a Red Admiral butterfly to somebody in words only. Unless your name happens to be Charles Dickens, William Shakespeare, or Colleen McCullough, you might discover it extremely challenging aiming to get across to them precisely what it appears like. In truth, you might have a tough time attempting to visualise it for yourself as you attempt to describe it.
Nevertheless, present those same people with a photo or a painting of a Red Admiral and they will get the message quickly.
The Same With A Film Script
It is precisely the same with a movie script or a book that you wish to become a film. It can be very difficult to describe to someone how excellent your TVC or video is going to be when you just have words to discuss it. In many instances, they literally cannot “see” it.
What you need is a method of creating an image revealing your concept in a manner where it can quickly be understood by the individual or persons to whom you are displaying it.
Enter the freelance storyboard artist. A storyboard artist is somebody who has the capability to visualise the principle of a script or other piece of text and turn it into an image or series of images so that it can easily be understood. Simply puts, he (or she) can see a photo in his mind’s eye and after that draw it so that anybody can understand what is going on in a scene.
An Additional Step
Some people believe that having actually a storyboard produced prior to beginning production of a film or TVC is merely an extra action which includes greater expense to the overall spending plan and actually isn’t really a requirement. However, this is far from the fact. Definitely, utilizing a freelance storyboard artist includes a small extra cost, however the time and expense savings later can far surpass this.
Your storyboard will reveal each shot of the film or video in the correct order and will have notes specifying exactly what is going on in the shot and explaining any script that is being used in the scene. This makes it extremely easy to describe to your prospective customer, your group, or undoubtedly anyone else, how the video will continue and exactly what it is everything about. The majority of stakeholders discover it extremely hard to visualise something from a script, but your storyboard shows them exactly how the video will play out.
It Will Help Considerably When It Comes To Production
Your storyboard will also assist substantially when it pertains to production. In effect you have actually developed a strategy for shooting your movie or video that includes all of the numerous shots, the order in which they take place, and how the script will communicate with them. It enables you to consider your coverage– the various cam angles that you will use– and it likewise ensures that you don’t accidentally leave any scenes out and need to go back to film them later on: that of itself could save a significant amount of money if you are shooting on area. It will also save you time invested on modifications later if you don’t have a storyboard and something doesn’t rather work out the method that you thinkinged.
Some people will tell you that you can produce a storyboard by yourself, however it is a lot much easier stated than done, specifically if you are not great at drawing. It’s real that you don’t have to be a Picasso because a poor drawing is much better than no illustration, but nonetheless you require to portray each shot as precisely as possible. You likewise have to include the script underneath each drawing with notes about exactly what is going on in that specific shot.
Many individuals just do not have the skills to develop their own storyboard, so it is far better to employ the services of a freelance storyboard artist such as Dean Mortensen who can visualise what it is that you desire to say then draw the shots properly for you.
Producing Storyboards For 30 Years
Dean Mortensen has actually been an art director of an ad agency for 30 years, and has actually been producing storyboards for all 30 of them. He has now left the advertising business and is working out on his own as a freelance storyboard artist. He has the special ability to look at your script or text then create a storyboard revealing each shot exactly as it ought to look, together with the accompanying notes and script. What’s more, since he has been creating storyboards for very many years he can produce them very quickly when there are time constraints.
Dean has produced storyboards for the major companies such as Revlon, Y & R Group, Avis, Foxtel, Cuddly, Emirates, NSW Transport Maritime, Colgate, Tabcorp, visitnsw.com, BWM, and lots of more. He has operated in many industries consisting of alcohol, FMCG, tourist, telecoms, retail services, home entertainment, motor automobiles, and sport, among lots of others. He has also won distinguished awards consisting of Gold & Bronze Cannes Lions, London International, D & AD, One Show, and New York Festivals.
Dean is fully setup to handle freelance jobs from Australia clients, and US based assignments with ease. Thanks duly to Dropbox and the internet, he is able to create your frames remotely and deliver his same standard of quality and accuracy, as if he were just in the next cubicle in the next room.
Dean’s storyboards can be produced in different designs such as fast line basic, graphic pencil, line and a splash of colour, or what he calls line and the entire caboodle.
So now you know why you should have a storyboard created and why you need to use a freelance storyboard artist in order to acquire the finest outcomes. You can contact Dean at +61-432564690 or email him at [email protected]