A Beginner’s Guide to Storyboarding

By Jim Penola, Pond5

A Ridley Scott Ridleygram from Prometheus

I’m a firm believer that artists’ roles aren’t specific to their chosen concentration, or even their natural inclination. Whether you’re an illustrator, author, photographer, actor, or musician, you no doubt find some measure of solace in creative expression. Storyboarding is a great way to encourage that, as it’s far more approachable than, say, painting or life drawing. Plus, the stakes aren’t as high with storyboards since, as I’ve mentioned before, they’re a means to an end, and not “the end” itself. So whether you’re ready to map out a feature film, or just curious how to pick up the practice, here’s everything you need to know to get started…

DREDD (2012) storyboard by JOCK


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