Narrative Storyboard

Vikki and I, have created a story board of post-it notes that have rough sketches and written examples of the variations of shots that we want to get when we film our narrative part of the music video, to show a graphical representation. What this helps us with is to be able to have an over-view of the video to visualise the flow of shots that we have and see if they work well and allows us to be able to check whether we have any shots missing and moreover enables us to put down any new ideas before we film and miss any potential angles.

We need to think of as many elements that we can think of such as cut to close ups, match on action, framing, distances and many more to help tell our story to the audience. Storyboards are used in pre-production, production as well as post-production. This is because before production it is created like a plan or blueprint to follow; as the theorist Lacey explained through his ‘Repertoire of Elements’. Also, the use of the storyboard in pre-production can let the directors add on and discuss any missing shots.

During production, the storyboard further plays as that blueprint to follow along whilst shooting, however, the director/s can decide if they want a different shot in the storyboard which can lead in forgetting other shots and sticking to the plan. Post production still has involvement with the storyboard as it acts as a reminder of the narrative/plan that they were following as they may have forgotten certain ideas through the process.

So, in result of learning the importance of a storyboard, we decided to take pictures of the post-it notes (as you can see in the images attached) when we film our narrative so that we have a strong guideline and don’t lead astray to our aims and objectives.

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