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 Production Storyboard Examples
As was true of the flowchart, the storyboard does not have to be a work of art. Graphics can be hand drawn. The idea here is to give the production team enough information so each member can take the storyboards and begin to develop his/her portion of the final product.

For instance, the "Understanding Your Automobile" storyboard team didn't need to make a perfect drawing of the car. The team just let the graphic artist know that the car should be red and sporty-looking so he/she wouldn't draw a gray sedan or some other kind of car that didn't fit the approach being used (i.e., of a car with a smart-alecky, but lovable personality).

Below are examples of different layouts on could use for storyboarding, using our "Understanding Your Automobile" as an example. We have, by design, not made these look very "beautiful" to again emphasize that these are planning documents. You may also want to look at a blank template that you can print and use for your storyboards.

Storyboard Example 1
The upper part shows a layout of the screen. The two middle boxes provide space to describe the interaction of buttons and text fields. Comments are added to detail the color scheme, text attributes, audio, and details for the programmer.

Storyboard Example 2
In this example, you see two screen representations, one for the computer and one for a second screen that would detail a video (this was typical for multimedia where video was shown on an external device such as a VCR or a laser disk player). Again, there is space to define the interactive features, and the nature of additional media.

Storyboard Example 3
This example provdes a larger area for the representation of the computer screen, but provides plenty of room for describing what is needed. By having these areas on both sides, the storyboard artist can also use arrows to link descriptions to parts of the screen.

It is not always necessary to attach the full narration script (which can be long), but you can refer to the text and attach the script as a separate document as shown below:

Understanding Your Automobile
Hi! I'm Camry Toyota. You can call me Cam for short. I'm glad you've decided to join me today on a tour of my engine compartment. It's really something. Even if I do say so myself.

S tudio 1151 Guidebook by Karen McNally and Alan Levine
Maricopa Center for Learning and Instruction (MCLI)
Maricopa Community Colleges

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