When your Everyday Drama script is complete, break your script down into shots in a storyboard. How do you do that? Like this.
Fill in these notes on today's handout for our quiz the next time we meet. You're welcome!
- Number your camera shots from one until the last one. Write this number only on the line that says shot.
- Change shots at least every six seconds or every four sentences, whichever works best for you. If it makes sense, change shots more often than that.
- Write the description only on the line marked description.
- Use abbreviations. FS is Full Shot. MS is Medium Shot. CU is Close Up and ECU is Extreme Close Up. OTS is an Over The Shoulder Shot, and so on.
- Write the words that the people say in the section marked DIALOGUE.
- Make sure the picture you’ve drawn match the description you’ve written.
- If you want to show something moving, use an arrow.
- Use proper headroom. Don’t draw tiny little people with tons of blank space above their heads. The people should always fill the frame, or the picture.
- Storyboard in pencil so you can erase mistakes.
- Don’t write any words that characters say underneath their names. The storyboard is neater and easier to read if you don’t do this.
- Don’t change any of the words from your script. Your job is to add pictures to the words you’ve already written.
- If you run out of room for the words you want in a shot, draw an arrow and go to the next box, like I did. And, yes, you need to write out every single word of the movie on your storyboard.