I've spoken many times about the privilege of being able to go out and shoot unsupervised. I've reminded y'all several times that it is a privilege, not a right. Abusing that privilege means you lose it. If I can no longer trust you outside of the classroom, you don't get to go out and shoot. However, you still have assignments to complete.
For those of you who have lost the privilege to go out and shoot on your own, this is what you will be working on instead.
Also, before you get started, we need to talk about pre-production, and more specifically, storyboarding. I've been talking about how you need to sketch out your ideas before you start shooting, but not a lot of people have been actually doing that, and, as a result, I've seen a lot of wasted time shooting and editing only to have what is finally produced either not be used or not be good.
So, we're going to work more on the pre-production aspect of our game. This assignment requires thought; if you wing this one, it will not be very good. You really need to plan out your motion and movement if you want to create a seamless piece.
The following excerpt from GoAnimate's website really sums up why you should be doing a storyboard (which you will be doing from now on before you start shooting your assignments).
Creating a storyboard might just sound like an extra step in the process of making a video for your business, but trust us -- it's a step you won't want to ignore.
A storyboard is the best way to share your vision
A visual aid makes it much easier for you to share and explain your vision for your video with others. We've all had experiences where we were trying to explain something to another person and they just didn't get it -- they couldn't see our vision. When you have a storyboard, you can show people exactly how your video is going to be mapped out and what it will look like. This makes it infinitely easier for them to understand your idea.
A storyboard makes production much easier
When you storyboard your video you are basically setting up a plan for production, including all the shots that you will need, the order that they'll be laid out, and how the visuals will interact with the script. This really comes in handy when you are making your video, as it ensures that you won't forget any shots. It also comes in handy during editing, as it serves as a nice guide for your editor so they can piece together the video according to your vision. This will also prevent you from requesting multiple revisions from your editor, saving you time and money
A storyboard saves you time
While it may take you a little while to put your storyboard together, in the long run it will save you time. Not only will it save you time by making it easier to explain your vision to the people you are working on the video with, but also by providing a solid shot list that will make the creation process go more smoothly
This website has quick and easy guide to getting started with storyboards.
This website has a good example of shot types and angles along with a discussion about storyboarding. You need to understand the terms in order to communicate your vision to others who are familiar with the lingo and terminology.
This website has a much more in-depth discussion of storyboarding.
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