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Storyboards

What They Are

Official definition per dictionary.com: "A panel or series of panels of rough sketches outlining the scene sequence and major changes of action or plot in a production to be shot on film or video."

A storyboard diagrams everything that will be contained in the program including what screens will look like, how the menus or navigation will work, what pictures/video will be seen (time and duration), what audio and/or text will be used either synchronously (time and duration) or hyperlinked.

A multimedia story is some combination of video, text, still photos, audio, graphics and interactivity presented in a nonlinear format in which the information in each medium is complementary, not redundant. So your storyboard should be put together with all those elements in mind.

Remember, a storyboard is more than an outline, it adds the life, or action, to what you plan on doing.

Why you do it:

Some samples

Additional information

Sample outline for storyboard

project: ______________________________

author: _______________

screen ___ of ___

links from screen(s):

links to screen(s):

functionality/interactivity:

sketch (width ___ / height ___):

 

background:

 

audio (include filenames if already available):

 

color scheme(s):

 

video, animation or other (include filenames if already available):

 

text attributes:

 

images / stills (include filenames if already available):