Filmmaking Basics/3D Storyboard/Sample FrameForge

This school is:
Narrative film production - Wikiversity Film School
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
Before and After: corrections by instructor
The corrections for Sir Mok
All the completed storyboards by students
The amazing storyboard from Gare Cline


A Sample 3D Storyboard from FrameForge 3D Studio

Here is the 3D storyboard by Mukesh Tiwari. First you see the shots that Mukesh Tiwari picked from the library of thumbnail storyboards. Then you see the same shot done with FrameForge 3D Studio - demo version which is free. I think you will agree that the 3D images look fantastic, specially when compared with the thumbnail storyboards. What make is more exciting is FrameForge 3D Studio is fun to use. Free and fun; a great combination!

Thumbnail Storyboard

by Mukesh Tiwari



Looking at poster
Dolly in


Young Person:"That was a great movie..."


Cut to


Young Person (continued): "but I do not understand one thing."


Dolly to the Old Person looking towards the camera


Old Person: What's that?


Cut to


Young Person:"How can anyone be seduced by the Dark Side?"


cut to


The old person thinks for a while


Old Person: "What computer do you have at home?"



Young Person (eagerly): "A Macintosh!"



Old Person::"But what computer does your father use at work?"



The young person thinks for a moment.


Young Person (amazed and excited): "Seduced by the Dark Side!"



The Old Person smiles.



Old Person and the Young Person walk toward home together.


The End

FrameForge 3D Studio - Demo Version

Important to all filmmakers
The most important thing to understand about this lesson is you can download and begin using the demo version of FrameForge 3D Studio immediately. All of the figures and the movie sets construction tools are built in. You can place characters into the scene and immediately look at them through different lenses. For a filmmaker, this is amazing. And since the demo version is free (for 20 uses), it is fantastic! It is rare that I can find a program that I can really recommend so highly. Robert Elliott

The Next Page

Look at the two examples of creating a 3D storyboard in FrameForge 3D Studio.

Contact your instructor

Your instructor for this filmmaking class is Robert Elliott. You can email me by clicking here.