Definition of storyboard in English:



  • A sequence of drawings, typically with some directions and dialogue, representing the shots planned for a film or television production.

    • ‘She made a precise storyboard and created some images on the computer.’
    • ‘The project began when the pupils, aged eight and nine, worked with their parents to produce storyboards to outline what they wanted the film to include.’
    • ‘Garth had written storyboards for most of the film, we were very, very well prepared.’
    • ‘Here, the sense of immediacy and the developing narrative are reminiscent of sketched film storyboards.’
    • ‘The disc also has a series of production photos, and the storyboards from several sequences in the film.’
    • ‘The storyboard montage consists of storyboards and scenes from the film edited together and then shown with some dance music in the background.’
    • ‘Learn top camcorder techniques and everything about screenplays and storyboards, writing your script, the shoot, editing tips and sound and music for your production.’
    • ‘From shooting to working on the storyboard, direction, production and even editing has been done by the children themselves.’
    • ‘Participants will also be taught the basics of drawing up their own storyboards so they do not waste time taking unwanted footage.’
    • ‘A set of nine black-and-white storyboards, a director's filmography, and three trailers round out the anemic set of extra features.’
    • ‘The storyboard contains a rough sketch representation of the video.’
    • ‘Twenty-one of Kurosawa's storyboards are also reproduced in the booklet.’
    • ‘Unlike a regular storyboard, in these drawings each frame is gridded, showing the different scenes that are going to be combined together.’
    • ‘Equally interesting are the galleries of storyboards, production designs, and publicity stills from the film.’
    • ‘But on bad days where we were all racing the clock, we could fall back on the storyboards and the shot lists and get it done.’
    • ‘Here you get a weighty complement of storyboards, production design drawings, and photographs.’
    • ‘The trailer actually undersells the film, while the storyboards and biography make for intriguing viewing.’
    • ‘He even provides us with a few storyboards from the film, offering up his thoughts on how they helped him realize his vision.’
    • ‘Sometimes a film only uses storyboards for difficult sequences, other times the entire film is storyboarded.’
    • ‘Also included are animated storyboards of the basketball sequences, which are very interesting and informative.’
    rough idea, thumbnail sketch, abbreviated version, summary, synopsis, résumé, precis, abridgement, abstract, reduction, digest
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