TC4D: Make Better Videos with Less Rework by Using Storyboards


Storyboards help you plan your video shot by shot. That way, you can make sure your video is at least as interesting as the audio, and you have a list of all the most important shots. If you just make a text-only script, it can be easy to overlook sections where visuals would be a big help, but they weren’t obvious on the day of the shoot.


I use Visio for storyboarding my videos. I made a template with panels for the pictures, and text boxes beneath each panel for the dialog or voice over. To draw the visuals, I just drag shapes onto the page, or insert pictures, screenshots, or clip art into the panels.




For information about Visio, visit http://www.visio.com/.


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Comments (3)

  1. KB says:

    Seems like good advice for virtually any kind of planning, not just videos… especially good for super-visual people.  Thanks!

  2. Dan Slage says:

    Excellent video Harry. I never really thought about using Visio in creative ways before.

    Didn’t creating a video about creating the video you are creating put you in some kind of endless loop?

  3. Harry Miller says:

    Help me, Dan! You have to come into the video and pull me out! <tap tap> I’m in the embedded player!