Storyboards, Style Guides & Animatics

I have storyboarded many types of projects, from personal films to animatics, to in-game animations. Storyboards are important to communicate direction and placement, especially when working with a creative team.

 

The following are some examples of my work.
 

In addition to visual storytelling, storyboards are also good for establishing style, moods, and anticipated movement, including visual effects. They are especially useful for UX design because they spotlight assets that need to be produced.

ASSET  PRODUCTION
PLACEMENT  &  STYLE
MOOD
Visual  EFFECTS

Storyboards are given better context when made into animatics (timed storyboard videos). This is the best way to work with sound design, voice talent, and music composition. For example, my MFA Thesis film "Ad & Subtract" was created in a series of storyboards, which I used to time my voice actors and to work directly with my composer, Vidjay Beerepoot. See below for my animatic vs. final version:

ANIMATIC ,  "AD  &  SUBTRACT"
FINAL  FILM, "AD  &  SUBTRACT"

© 2018, Laura Stephens