Storyboarding is a fundamental part of our pre production process. It makes production seamless and smooth. If there is one step you shouldn’t skip when trying to realize your visuals for an animation, its storyboard.

A storyboard is basically a visual representation of your script. It’s made up of a number of squares with illustrations/sketches representing each shot with notes about what’s going on in the scene. It’s like a comic book version of your script. Imagine going to a place you’ve never been before without asking for directions first. You’ll either keep going in circles or end up lost eventually having wasted so much time when you could have just gotten directions or used a map. So a storyboard is like a map. It helps the production team to get to their destination quickly.

Creating a storyboard helps animation studios to prepare a clear outline for video development.  If an animated video is complicated, it will require more time, and a larger budget so it is usually a smart move to have the client approve the story board before production commences. This way, the client can have a clearer idea of what final production will look like.

Here at Basement studios, we consider storyboard as the best starting point for a production project and it’s one of the premium services we offer.

Our team is able to communicate their vision and run it by the client. The video will be put together according to the vision that has been approved by the client and at the end, we can be sure that the final production matches the client requirement. 

So a storyboard is in truth, the easiest way to share your vision. It helps as a way to convey the idea of what the animation looks like in your head. With the help of a story board, you can show the production team what the animation should look like and help them to understand your perspective and the narrative flow of the video. You can get their opinions and feedback in time and make simple adjustments to the story board rather than making major changes after filming. This helps save time.

A story board helps you save resources and plan with a budget. We all know time is money and it does take time to put a storyboard together. In the long run, it brings plenty of returns. Not only will you be saving time when explaining to stakeholders, you’ll also have a comprehensive production plan that will make the entire video creation run smoothly.