Filmmaking Basics/3D Storyboard/The SBTDS movie

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Narrative film production - Wikiversity Film School
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This course is:
The basics of narrative filmmaking
This lesson is:
Lesson: 3D Storyboarding
Pages of this Lesson:
Storyboarding using 3D software
Introduction to FrameForge 3D Studio free demo version
Getting started with FrameForge 3D Studio
Page 1 - Getting started storyboarding "Seduced by the Dark Side!"
Page 2 - A simple example
Page 3 - Building a movie set inside FrameForge
Page 4 - Creating depth of field inside FrameForge free demo version
Pruthvirajg Theater Scene - teachers corrections.png Before and After: corrections by instructor
Shot 07 Man looking forward correction.png The corrections for Sir Mok
KinnetiK 3D Storyboards Frame 11.jpg All the completed storyboards by students
Film school Gary Cline icon.jpg The amazing storyboard from Gare Cline


Turn you 2D storyboards into high quality storyboards with FrameForge 3D Studio free demo version
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Convert your thumbnail storyboard

You have completed your thumbnail storyboards.
Now you are ready to convert your thumbnail storyboard into a 3D storyboard.
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Getting started with FrameForge 3D Studio
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3D Storyboarding with FrameForge 3D Studio free demo version

For now, just drag two actors onto the movie set and begin filming them.
Later, you can download the movie set file at from the FrameForge community forum or you can go to the instructions for creating a movie set in FrameForge 3D Studio free demo version. (If you have problems downloading the movie set, I can email you a copy.)
When you think that you are pretty good with FrameForge 3D Studio, go look at the storyboards of Gare Cline.
Also, you can try the free DAZ Studio with NOT free digital puppets for Poser.
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Our Goals

These storyboard images are important. Here is what we will do with these images
Turn the storyboards into an animatic
1. First you create the storyboards with FrameForge 3D Studio and send me the project file.
2. Later, the pictures from FrameForge 3D Studio free demo version will be put into an editing program. Therefore, these storyboards are useful.
3. Before you do this, you must record the dialog (the actor's words). Then the dialog is also put into the editing program.
4. The music must also be selected (or created) and put into the editing program.
5. From these three elements, a movie of STILL images (not animated images) will be created. This movie is NOT an animated movie. This movie is only a movie of the still images.
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What is an animatic?

A movie of storyboards
This movie of the still images (which is called an "animatic") is very useful. Even though it is very simple, it helps us look at the timing for the final movie.
For simple movies, this is not important. But for complex movies, the animatic is very important.
The animatic tells us if the movie will be good or if the movie will be bad BEFORE we film the movie. This is very important.
Therefore, the pictures that you create with FrameForge 3D Studio free demo version must be very good pictures.
You need to practice with FrameForge 3D Studio
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The next page

Look at a simple example of a storyboard created with FrameForge 3D Studio free demo version.

Contact your instructor

Your instructor for this filmmaking class is Robert Elliott. You can email me by clicking here. Crystal Clear app xfmail.png