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January 28, 2009

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Nick Morgan

Great post. Storyboarding is an excellent way to work out the logic and flow of a speech, an article, or a book as well. I use it all the time with clients and in my own writing.

Stephen Montagna

Garr, great post - the video was a great way to wake my mind up while having breakfast this morning.

More and more, I've been beginning projects in "analog" mode, and I find that the paper notes I generate in the brainstorming phase pay tremendous dividends when I move into putting the thing (presentation, brochure, script, whatever it is) together on my trusty Powerbook.

And paper of course can always be recycled... as can many of the ideas...

Florian

Thanks for that interesting post.
There is also a thinking tool called story boarding that is used in creative problem solving to help people to come up with action steps that bring them from their problem to their desired solution.

Ward

It should be noted that the video shown above came from the second disc of Disney's "Lady And The Tramp" DVD.

Roy Jacobsen

I don't believe in coincidences; therefore, the fact that I read this post yesterday, and then today, purchased a bunch of grid-ruled notecards and Sharpies(R), and THEN stumbled across this blog--http://storyboardcentral.blogspot.com/...

Well, it all must mean something.

Karen J Lloyd

Another good idea is to prepare for the storyboarding process by 'thumbnailing' out your sequences before you go to a finished drawing.

These are just small, rough 'stickman' drawings to help you get it out of your brain and down on paper quickly. Then it's easy to view as a whole and make changes at this early stage.

For some projects, it may be all you need to plan out a presentation.

If you don't mind the link, I have a blog devoted to the craft of storyboarding at http://storyboardblog.com

There's even free templates. : )

Avi Solomon

Bill Peet was one of Disney's Storyboarding geniuses!

You might find this essay I wrote on how to use Storyboarding to detect patterns in one's past and proactively envision one's future life of interest:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/3778216/Storyboard-Your-Life

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