Filmmaking Basics/Thumbnail Storyboard/Step by Step

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Lesson #004 - Creating the Thumbnail Storyboards
Page 4 - Step by Step - Thumbnail Storyboarding of Seduced by the Dark Side!


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Ops! Before You Start

My goal for this exercise was to show you the different ways that you can film this scene. But the math overwhelmed me!

For each shot, there are at least two possibilites and there are at least 12 shots in this movie. Therefore, there are at least 4,000 possible ways to storyboard this movie.

Ops! To show all of the possible storyboards for this short movie, I would have to spend about one year drawing over 4,000 storyboards. For now, I have only one storyboard finished. If you select the first option ("A") for all questions, you will see it. Other storyboards will be added shortly.

Start at the Beginning

The script says, "EXTERIOR - The local movie theater - NIGHT. The Young Person and Old Person stand looking at the movie poster outside the theater. Young Person says, "That was a great movie...but I do not understand one thing."

Which Is The Best Opening Shot?


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Option "A" - The Young Person with the Old Person in the Background
To start the movie, you can show the Young Person with the Old Person in the backgroud watching the movie poster. (This shows a wide angle lens which means the Old Person will appear smaller than the Young Person because the Old Person is further away from the camera.)

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Option "B" - The Poster
To start the movie, you can show just the poster. When you show the poster, you will play the Star Wars theme.

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Option "C" - The Poster over the shoulders of the Young Person with the Old Person.
To start the movie, you can show the back side of the two people plus the poster.

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Option "D" Young Person with the Old Person
To start the movie, you can show the front side of the two people.

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Option "E" The Young Person
To start the movie, you can show the front side of the Young Person.

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Option "F" The Young Person Beyond the Old Person Looking at Poster
To start the movie, you can show the front side of the Young Person.


Now decide!

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1. Select either A, B, C, or D, or E, or F




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