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Storyboarding is the process of sketching the scenes/shots of a production before shooting to spot potential problems. Storyboarding can be used in theatre, animation, and writing.

drawings of a storyboard for the film Toy Story
A storyboard showing 12 shots for Pixar’s Toy Story

Storyboards can be hand sketched or they can be sketched with the aid of software tools. The idea is to convey a sense of what will happen in a scene and viewers should be able to look at the storyboard and have a general understanding of the story and action.

Physical resources

Digital resources

See our Storyboard templates for Word and Excel in SharePoint (downloadable)

Websites for creating storyboards

Concept Maps and Graphic Organizers

Tools to create concept maps or graphic organizers could be leveraged to created digital storyboards. See our Concept Mapping article.

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