It is a truth that really lots of individuals are not able to visualise a scene for a film, TELEVISION commercial, training video, sales video, or any other kind of visual production simply from looking over the script or a text. Storyboard artists translate screenplays, or sequences from screenplays, into a series of illustrations in comic book form.
Present those very same people with a picture or picture of some sort and they will understand the concept immediately. The old expression is that “a picture tells a thousand words” and for very many individuals that is real. Try, for instance to describe the beauty of a Red Admiral butterfly to someone in words without showing them a photograph. Unless your name is actually Charles Dickens, William Shakespeare, or Colleen McCullough, you might discover it very hard attempting to make clear to them precisely what it looks like. In reality, you might have a tough time aiming to visualise it on your own as you try to describe it.
However, present those same individuals with a photo or a painting of a Red Admiral and they will get the message quickly.
The Same With A Film Script
It is precisely the same with a film script or a book that you desire to develop into a film. It can be very tough to discuss to someone how fantastic your TVC or video is going to be when you just have words to describe it. In many circumstances, they actually cannot “see” it.
What you require is a method of creating an image showing your concept in a manner in which it can quickly be understood by the individual or persons to whom you are presenting it.
Enter the freelance storyboard artist. A storyboard artist is someone who has the ability to visualise the concept of a script or other piece of text and turn it into an image or series of images so that it can easily be comprehended. To puts it simply, he (or she) can see a picture in his mind’s eye and then draw it so that anybody can comprehend what is going on in a scene.
An Additional Step
Some individuals believe that having actually a storyboard developed prior to beginning production of a movie or TVC is simply an extra action which adds higher cost to the overall spending plan and really isn’t a requirement. However, this is far from the truth. Definitely, using a freelance storyboard artist adds a little additional cost, but the time and expense savings later can far surpass this.
Your storyboard will reveal each shot of the movie or video in the correct order and will have notes mentioning what is going on in the shot and describing any script that is being used in the scene. This makes it incredibly easy to describe to your prospective client, your group, or certainly anybody else, how the video will proceed and exactly what it is all about. The majority of stakeholders discover it extremely tough to visualise something from a script, however your storyboard reveals them precisely how the video will play out.
It Will Help Considerably When It Comes To Production
Your storyboard will also assist substantially when it pertains to production. In effect you have actually produced a strategy for shooting your movie or video that includes all the various shots, the order in which they occur, and how the script will connect with them. It enables you to consider your protection– the different video camera angles that you will utilize– and it also guarantees that you do not accidentally leave any scenes out and need to go back to film them later: that of itself might conserve a significant amount of cash if you are shooting on location. It will also save you time spent on modifications later on if you don’t have a storyboard and something does not quite work out the method that you planned.
Some people will inform you that you can produce a storyboard by yourself, but it is a lot easier stated than done, especially if you are not good at drawing. It’s true that you don’t require to be a Picasso because a poor illustration is much better than no drawing, but however you require to illustrate each shot as properly as possible. You likewise have to include the script beneath each drawing with notes about what is going on in that particular shot.
Lots of people just do not have the skills to develop their own storyboard, so it is far better to employ the services of a freelance storyboard artist such as Dean Mortensen who can visualise exactly what it is that you want to say and after that draw the shots properly for you.
Producing Storyboards For 30 Years
Dean Mortensen has been an art director of an advertising company for 30 years, and has been producing storyboards for all 30 of them. He has now left the marketing business as a full time art director and is working out on his own as a freelance storyboard artist. He has the unique ability to take a look at your script or text and then produce a storyboard showing each shot exactly as it should look, together with the accompanying notes and script. What’s more, because he has actually been producing storyboards for many years he can produce them extremely quickly when there are time constraints.
Dean has actually produced storyboards for the major companies such as Revlon, Y & R Group, Avis, Foxtel, Cuddly, Emirates, NSW Transport Maritime, Colgate, Tabcorp, visitnsw.com, BWM, and a lot more. He has actually operated in many industries including alcohol, FMCG, tourism, telecoms, retail services, home entertainment, motor vehicles, and sport, amongst many others. He has actually also won distinguished awards including Gold & Bronze Cannes Lions, London International, D & AD, One Show, and New York Festivals.
Dean is fully setup to handle local work, and international assignments with ease. Thanks duly to Dropbox and the internet, he is able to work remotely and deliver his same exceptional quality and accuracy, as if he were just in the next studio, in the next room.
Dean’s storyboards can be created in different designs such as fast line standard, graphic pencil, line and a splash of colour, or what he calls line and the entire caboodle.
So now you understand why you should have a storyboard developed and why you need to use a freelance storyboard artist in order to acquire the best outcomes. You can get in touch with Dean at +61-432564690 or email him at [email protected]