Our next step is to design storyboards for our tutorials before we actually create them. Here are some examples of storyboards, compared with the final movie, to give you an idea of how important storyboards are.
After watching, discuss (or leave a comment below):
What did you notice about the storyboards when compared with the finished film?
Why do you think it’s important to create a storyboard?
To start properly planning for your Teachers of the Future Tutorial, you will need to storyaboard your video first. You will use the storyboard template to plan out your finished product, just like the examples from Hollywood above!
Remember: your goal is to make your tutorial video unique! How can you make your video different than the ones that already exist online? We’ve already watched a few creative examples in class like this one, and this one, and this awesome one about carrot cake pancakes today! How is your tutorial going to be special and different?
To get started:
In each box, draw a picture of the beginning of each clip (a clip is the video that you take from the moment you press record until the moment you press stop).
Don’t forget to include a title and credits at the beginning and end of your storyboard.
You might even want to use title clips throughout your tutorial to help organize your work.
Once you have all of your clips, and all of your titles drawn in the boxes, you can start adding the details in the outline section below. Make sure to make notes for every box (even if you choose to add “none” – this shows that you have thought about each step).
You may use as many storyboard template pages as you need. You may use paper copies, or you can design your storyboard on the computer using Google Docs.
This storyboard will be very important as you begin to create your tutorial. It will help give you guidance on what to do, how to film and how to make sure your work is complete by the due date. Take your time and make sure it’s thorough!
Here’s an example from two years ago to inspire you: