Filmmaking Basics/Thumbnail Storyboard/Storyboard Frames



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Wikiversity (English) Humanities Art and Design Fine Arts Film and Television Narrative Film Production Course #01 - Learning the Basics of Filmmaking Lesson #004: Thumbnail Storyboards Lesson 4 Storyboard Frames



Library of Storyboard FramesEdit

Use these for reference
These are the current thumbnail storyboards for this movie Seduced by the Dark Side!. These are the storyboards drawn for Lesson #4 of Course #1 of the WikiU Film School.
Creating a storyboard using this library
To create your thumbnail storyboards for Seduced by the Dark Side!, print out the unformatted script. Then you can select the thumbnail storyboards which you think will fit your idea of the action and mood of the scene. If you prefer, you can draw your own thumbnail storyboard. Most of these frames show here were drawn with Adobe Photoshop 4 (full version; Not Elements) which is ten years old and Adobe Photoshop 5.5 (full version; Not Elements). Another option is using ArtRage 2 Free. This is a fun painting program from Ambient Designs.

Thumbnail storyboard frames filmed from inside the lineEdit

#1001
 
The Young Person with the Old Person behind and the Poster
#1002
 
The Old Person with the Young Person behind and the Poster.
#1003
 
The Young Person turns to face the Older Person.
#1004
 
The Young Person talks to the Older Person.
#1005
 
Just the Young Person and the Old Person.
#1006
 
The Young Person talks as they both look straight ahead.
#1007
 
The Young Person turns and talks to the Old Person.
#1008
 
The Young Person turns and talks to the Old Person who is looking at the Young Person.
#1009
 
The Old Person talks to the Young Person.
#1010
 
The Young Person talks (telephoto).
#1011
 
The Old Person turns to the Young Person.
#1012a
 
The Old Person thinks and...
#1012b
 
then replies (wide-angle shot).
#1013a
 
The Old Person thinks and...
#1013b
 
then replies (telephoto shot).
#1014a
 
The Old Person thinks and...
#1014a
 
then replies (over-the-shoulder shot).
#1015
 
Just the Young Person.
#1016
 
The Young Person talks.
#1017
 
The Young Person thinks.
#1018
 
The Young Person turns and talks to the Old Person.
#1019
 
The Old Person smiles.
#1020
 
The Old Person talks.
#1021
 
A close up of the Poster


Thumbnail storyboard frames outside the lineEdit

#2001
 
A close up of the Poster from beyond the Young Person and the Old Person.
#2002
 
A shot of the Poster from far beyond the Young Person and the Old Person.
#2003
 
A shot of the Poster from far beyond the Young Person.
#2004
 
The Young Person turns to the Old Person (Wide Angle - Over the Shoulder).
#2005
 
The Young Person turns to the Old Person (telephoto - Over the Shoulder).

· #2006 →   → The Young Person thinks.

· #2007 →   → The Young Person talks.

· #2008 →   → The Young Person talks.

· #2009 →   → The Young Person talks (telephoto).

· #2010 →    → A wide angle shot which is why the Old Person in the Distance looks distorted.

· #2011 →    → The Old Person thinks and replies (telephoto shot).

· #2012 →    → The Old Person thinks and then replies (over-the-shoulder shot).

· #2013 →    The Old Person thinks and then talks to the Young Person.

· #2014 →   → The Old Person Smiles.

· #2015 →   → The Old Person talks to the Young Person (telephoto shot)

· #2016 →   → The Old Person has turn to the Young Person and is talking.

· #2017 →   → The Old Person has turn to the Young Person and the Young Person is talking.

Ending ShotsEdit

· #8001 →   → A distant shot of the whole scene.

· #8002 →   → Ending Shot of the Young Person and the Old Person walking.

· #8003 →   → Ending Shot of the Young Person and the Old Person walking and then composited into the Matte Painting.

AmbiguousEdit

· #0001 →   → The Young Person is looking directly into the camera.

· #0002 →   → The Old Person is looking directly into the camera.


A Blank FrameEdit

· #9001 →   → A blank thumbnail storyboard frame.

· #9002 →   → A black thumbnail storyboard frame.



#1001
 
#1002
 
#1003
 
#1004
 
#1005
 
#1006
 
#1007
 
#1008
 
#1009
 
#1010
 
#1011
 
#1012a
 
#1012b
 
#1013a
 
#1013b
 
#1014a
 
#1014a
 
#1015
 
#1016
 
#1017
 
#1018
 
#1019
 
#1020
 
#1021
 


Reference materialsEdit

Reference materials for Seduced by the Dark Side! that you might need.
  • The unformatted script. Print this script outline and use the numbers on this script for your thumbnail storyboards.
  • The original story. To get additional information for your storyboards, look at the original story.
  • The floor plan for the movie set. This will help you plan your shots.


(aka All Storyboard Frames)