Storyboarding tells the story of a film visually in a series of comic-like panels. Unfortunately, many filmmakers approach the process of storyboarding with a sense of dread. Some believe that they don’t have the artistic talent to draw the storyboard panels correctly. Others think that storyboarding hampers spontaneity and flexibility on the shoot. Among A-list filmmakers, there seems to be a constant argument on this topic, so I’m not about to address the pros and cons of each viewpoint here.
One thing that is definitely true – the use of storyboards on a film can drastically reduce the time necessary for prepping ...