- Break down actions into steps. One student group's Shot One is my Shot One, Two, Three, Four, Five and Six. Don't draw "Billy coming in to class." Draw SHOT ONE - WS Billy walking through the door. SHOT TWO - CU Billy's hands putting his books down on the table. SHOT THREE - WS Billy moving the chair to where he needs it, sitting down, opening the book, pulling out a sheet of paper and taking notes. You should be changing shots every six seconds, or every four sentences.
- Draw exactly what we'll see on screen. Fill the shot with the characters. If you draw tiny little people with tons of room above their heads, I'll ask you to redraw, plus you'll get a lower grade.
- Use a variety of images. Use OTS, CU, FS and all the other tools at your disposal to show the characters from different angles.
Here's what it looks like in pictures...
...and here's how to draw it. Make sure your format matches mine.
Use arrows to show movement.