Storyboard

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

A storyboard may refer to any of the following:

1. Alternatively referred to as a task board, a storyboard is a physical or digital visual overview of a project. A storyboard can give everyone working on a project a quick overview of who is working on what, what has been completed, and what work still needs to be completed. These type's of storyboards can be used in the development of a website, software program, or any other big project that has many tasks and people involved.

An example of a physical task board is a whiteboard with three or more columns broken into a To-do, In Progress, and Done column. In each column employees can use different colored sticky notes that can be moved between the columns depending on the status of the task.

2. With a movie or animation, a storyboard is a visual representation of how the story depicted in the movie or animation will be told. These storyboards are usually a series of boxes in two or three columns with quick drawings in each box that depict the scene. Next to the boxes could be notes on the scene that describes the camera angle, what's happening, or how much time has passed.

3. In software programs like Windows Movie Maker, the storyboard area is an overview of a clip found at the bottom of the window. In the storyboard are the user can arrange movie clips, pictures, audio, and other elements that make up the complete movie.

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