The Beginning Basics
A script is a verbal plan for a story. A storyboard is a plan for the visualization of that story. A storyboard is the inspirational heart, mind, and soul of a movie. Hitchcock knew this and is rumored to have said that once the storyboarding was completed, the movie was 95 percent done and the rest was execution.1
We have all seen storyboards; everyday in the newspapers there are lots of three- or four-panel storyboards showing short, usually funny, stories. The first panel sets up the situation, the second panel turns it, and finally in the third panel there is the payoff, and we laugh. Yes, the comics’ pages of the ...