Making a Storyboard

Tips for Success

1. Make sure your storyboard progression is logical and coherent. Even if your video is a "who-done-it?" your audience expects a logical progression to a conclusion. Although plot-twists are exciting, stories that draw conclusions from nothing are neither informative nor enjoyable.

2. Using an attention-grabber at the beginning of your story can set the tone and get your audience interested. An attention-grabber can be:

  • a question
  • a scenario
  • an interesting image
  • a game
  • a finished example (as in a lesson)

3. When creating a storyboard, the visual parts of the frames should be kept simple and the image in each frame should be one that best describes the action taking place, or concept being explained. The images can be simple sketches, or images from your own resources or found on the web.