Storyboard notes are a simple way to keep track of the important details in your story.

They are a great way to help you remember what happens in your scenes, so you don’t have to write it down later.

On the other hand, storyboard notes can be frustrating when you’re trying to figure out why something didn’t work as well as it should have.

You might also find yourself wondering why certain scenes seem to be missing from your storyboard notes.

Storyboard Notes

What Are Storyboard Notes?

Storyboard notes are a set of written instructions that provide guidance on how to bring your story to life.

They’re a great way to communicate the details of your project to other people, and they can help you make sure everyone is on the same page when it comes to what you want to accomplish.

In general, storyboard notes consist of three primary parts: an overview, a script and scene descriptions.



It’s important that you take some time each day and write down everything that happens in your script or movie (or even just an outline). You’ll want to keep this information handy because sometimes there are scenes and sequences that don’t make it into your final cut of the film.

This information is important if you ever want someone else to watch your movie or read your script and understand what happened without having to watch every scene again individually!

Characteristics Of Storyboard Notes

Characteristics of storyboard notes are as follows:

  1. The first characteristic is that the storyboard notes should be clear and concise, so that the audience can understand what they mean, which means they should not use big words or complicated sentences to explain their ideas.
  2. The second characteristic is that they should be easy to read, because it is not easy to read a long text if you have been working on it for a long time. So it is better if you only write what you want to write and then get it checked by others before sending it out. If you do this, then there will be less risk of mistakes in your work, because if something goes wrong during checking, then your supervisor will know about it straight away and can fix it without too much trouble!
  3. The third characteristic is that the storyboard notes should be clear, so that everyone understands what you mean when you say something (even if they don’t speak English). This means making sure each sentence has one clear idea in it, and each sentence only contains one idea at a time (for example: “I want to make sure that when customers order

Using Storyboard Notes

 Storyboarding is a very visual way of communicating your ideas. It can help you get your point across and make your design more effective and practical. Here are some tips for using storyboard notes:

Create a visual storyboard that shows how the user will interact with your site. This will help you to understand what they need to do and where they are likely to be confused.

Make sure that the storyboard notes include text as well as images. This way, you can explain things in more detail if necessary.

Add arrows or other annotations so that it’s easier for someone else to see what is going on in your storyboard notes.


If possible, use color-coding so that people can easily read them without having to go back over them again later!

Why Use Storyboard Notes?

 Storyboard notes are a great way to keep track of your ideas and the story. They are like a script of the play, so you can write your lines down and take them with you to rehearsal.

I’m not talking about writing down every detail of your script, but rather a general outline of what happens in each scene. This can give you an idea of how much time each scene needs, how much dialogue there is and what kind of action should happen in each scene. It’s also a great way to make sure you have enough ideas before writing the script.

When I was writing my play, I used storyboard notes as a starting point for my script. I didn’t just write down “some guy gets hit by a truck,” but rather “in scene 1 we introduce our main character.”

What I found was that my ideas were more organized when they were written down this way, so now when I look back at my original copy-and-paste version of the script it feels like something missing or out of place.

How To Add Storyboard Notes

 Storyboards are a great way to show your team the direction you want to take your app. They can also help ensure that everyone’s working on the same page when it comes to priorities and feature sets.

You can add storyboard notes by tapping on an existing note or by pressing on the “Add Note” button at the bottom of the screen. Here’s how:

  1. Tap and hold on any existing note in your storyboard. A pop-up will appear with two options: Delete and Add Note. Select Add Note so that you can add new notes while you’re working on your app or game.
  2. Choose where you want to add the note from: Automatically Place It Here, or manually place it where you want it (by tapping and dragging). The note will automatically move wherever you tell it to go after adding it! You can also delete notes by tapping on them and pressing Delete at the top or bottom of your screen (depending where they appear).

Step 1: Start A New Project

 When you’re starting a new project, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. There are so many things that need to be done, and they all seem equally important.

The good news is that by focusing on your top priorities, you can get more done in less time and with less stress. Here are some tips for prioritizing projects:

  1. Define your goals. What do you want your project to accomplish? Are you trying to increase revenue? Make a new product? Improve customer satisfaction? Or perhaps all of the above!
  2. Analyze your resources and determine what they can accomplish before diving into the nitty-gritty details of the actual project itself. If you’re working on a large-scale enterprise project, this might mean doing some research on how much money it would take to implement or expand a certain feature set. If you’re working on a small task, it might mean learning about how long it takes for support staff to respond or how long it takes for an engineer to code something up from scratch — both of which will help inform decisions about how long each step should take so that progress isn’t slowed down by waiting for someone else’s resources to get back into action (a common problem with small projects).

Step 2: Create A New Shot List

Now that you’re ready to start shooting, you’ll need a new shot list. The first thing to do is create a new folder on your desktop named “Photos”. This will be where all of your photos from today will be stored.

Next, open up Adobe Lightroom and find the Import Photos screen by clicking on the “Import Photos From…” button in the top left corner of Lightroom.

Select your folder with all of your recent photos and click Import Selected Files… You can also choose which images to import by clicking on the Select All or None buttons at the bottom left of this screen.

Once you have selected all of your files, click OK to import them into Lightroom and then take some time to look through each photo and decide which ones you want to use for this project!

Step 3: Add New Shots And Notes

Now that you have all the details of your trip in place, it’s time to add some shots. If you’ve never taken photos before, don’t worry — we’ll walk you through it.

Step 3.1: Starting With Your First Shot

The first step is to start taking pictures! Before you do that though, we recommend a few things:


Make sure your camera is on the correct setting for taking photos (ISO and shutter speed). Make sure that your camera is charged up — if not, try plugging it in before starting. Turn off any vibration or movement by tapping the screen with two fingers.

This will help prevent blurry images from being captured by accident. And finally, make sure that your phone isn’t moving in any way while taking the picture — this includes leaning back too far or moving side to side too much as well as tilting from side-to-side (iPad users only).

Annotated Storyboard – Naming Your Project

 The first step in creating a storyboard is to decide on the name of your project.

The name should be short and descriptive, but not too long or complicated. It should describe what the project is about and why it is relevant to the audience. It should also be easy for others to remember.

For example, if you are creating a blog post, it might be best to name your project after the topic of your blog post (e.g., “How to Create an Instagram Account”). If you’re creating a course, it might be best to name your project after the course content (e.g., “How to Create an Instagram Account”).

When naming your project, try not to use any words that are too confusing or difficult for others to understand. For example, if you’re creating a course on how to make money online as a freelance writer or blogger, it’s better not to use the word “make” in your product title (e.g., “How To Make $500 A Month As A Freelance Writer Or Blogger”).

Annotated Storyboard – Selecting Project Features

Select the features you need for your project. You can add or remove features at any time as needed.

  1. Select the Features tab.
  2. Click Add Feature.
  3. Add the desired feature in the Feature Name box: Feature name (optional).
  4. Select the type of feature from the list below: Feature type (optional).
  5. Click Save to save your changes and close the dialog box without adding a new feature to your project.

Annotated Storyboard – Shot Lists & Storyboards Panel

 Shot lists and storyboards are both used in the production process of a film to organize the shots that are needed for each scene. The difference between them is that a shot list contains all the individual shots, including camera angles and setups, while a storyboard only shows what will be on screen at any given time.

Shot lists are often completed by the director, cinematographer and/or other key crew members before shooting begins. They can also be created by the actors themselves as they prepare for each scene. Even if you’re not an actor or director, though, it’s a good idea to create a shot list so that you know exactly what needs to be done on set.

For example, if you’re working with someone else when creating your shot list, make sure they know how much time they should give you to shoot each shot—and don’t forget to leave some extra time in case something unexpected happens!

Storyboards can also be used as an outline during pre-production so that everyone involved understands where their characters are going. Since storyboards don’t show what’s actually happening on screen, they’re best used when planning out an entire scene rather than individual shots alone.

Annotated Storyboard – Creating A Shot List

 When you’re working on the storyboard for a film, it’s important to take notes about each shot. These notes will help you create a shot list that covers all of the shots in your film.

Here’s an annotated storyboard from the movie “Drunk Hitting Woman.” This is an example of using a storyboard to create a shot list. The storyboard shows where each shot begins and ends, as well as what happens in between them.

Shot #1 – A woman comes out of her house and walks down the street. She’s wearing sunglasses and has a bottle of beer in her hand. She stops at a nearby bench to sit down and have a drink before continuing on her way.

Shot #2 – The camera follows the woman as she walks forward into the distance. She approaches another bench and sits down again with another drink before getting up again and continuing on her way.

Shot #3 – The camera follows the woman’s movement as she turns around toward us with her back facing us for this shot only!

Annotated Storyboard – Naming A Shot List

 The annotated storyboard is a simple drawing of the shot list. It can be made on a piece of paper or on the computer. It’s important that you draw it as quickly as possible because if you don’t, your mind will start to wander and get distracted from what you’re trying to do.

The first thing you need to do is identify all of the shots that are in your scene. Make sure that each shot has a name, so that when you look at the movie later on, you know exactly what the shot was called. This is especially useful if there are several different versions of a shot (such as close up and wide angle).

For example:

Shot 1 – A man sits at his desk with a cup of coffee in front of him. He looks out the window and sees children playing outside. He thinks about how much he misses his children growing up but doesn’t want them to feel sorry for him because they know he has much money now.

Annotated Storyboard – Select Preffered View

 The Storyboard view is the default view for an annotation. It displays a list of animated stories and allows you to select one of them for editing.

The Storyboard view has three main tabs:

Story — The left-hand pane shows the current story’s title and animation settings. You can also use this pane to add or edit a story or switch between them.

Sketches — The middle pane shows your sketches, which are organized into a series of pages. Each page in a sketch corresponds to one frame in the animation. Sketch pages can be nested so that they’re automatically collapsed when they’re not needed. Clicking on a sketch opens it so you can add more drawings within it.

Lanes — The right-hand pane shows your animation’s lanes — each lane corresponds to one frame of the animation and contains all data associated with that frame (such as its position, scale, rotation, etc.).

You can drag lanes around in order to reposition them, add additional ones by dragging from the Lanes pane onto existing ones, delete existing lanes by clicking on them with your mouse cursor, create new ones by clicking on empty space with the mouse cursor, or copy lanes from another document by selecting them and then choosing Edit

Annotated Storyboard – Choosing An Aspect Ratio

 The aspect ratio is the ratio between the width and height of an image. It’s an important aspect to consider when choosing a photo for your storyboard because it can help create balance and a more pleasing visual experience.

The most common aspect ratio is a 1:1 ratio, which means that every inch on your storyboard has an inch on the page, including text and graphics.

A common alternative to 1:1 is a 2:3 ratio, which means that every inch on your storyboard has two inches on the page (that is, 3:4).

The most common alternative to 2:3 is 3:4 or 2.4:1 (sometimes known as “three quarters” or “half-screen”). This provides more room for text and graphics than 1:1 or 2:3 but doesn’t require you to design for different devices with different screen sizes.

Annotated Storyboard – Adjust Shot Specs

 In the following example, I’m adjusting the shot specs for a shot that I’ve drawn in Storyboard. This can be done by double clicking on the shot and then selecting the “Adjust Shot Specs” option from the menu.

The first thing you need to do is select which camera will be used for this shot. There are three options: 1st Person, 2nd Person, or 3rd Person.

1st Person means that you’re looking through your character’s eyes, while 2nd Person means that you’re looking at something as if they’re standing next to you and 3rd Person means that you’re looking at something as if they were standing further away from them.

Once you’ve selected which camera type you want, you can then adjust any of their settings: focal length (how close or far away), focal length multiplier (how much zoom), field of view (how wide an angle does it cover),

aspect ratio (how tall does it look), vertical field of view (how high does it go), aspect ratio multiplier (how much zoom) and horizontal field of view (how wide an angle does it cover).

Annotated Storyboard – Adding New Shots

 In this storyboard, we’re going to add a new shot of the characters. We’ll start with the shot of Mr. Incredible and Frozone.

The first thing we want to do is make sure that we have a flat plane going across everything. So I’m going to go up here and select my “Shape” tool, which is under the “Draw” menu, then select the “Flat” option inside of this window here, so we can create a flat plane that crosses everything at once.

And then I’ll just click on my “Ellipse” tool and drag out a circle shape over there.

Now, as soon as I have both shapes selected, you’ll see that there’s something called an anchor point that shows up in the corner of each shape. And what these anchor points do is tell Photoshop how far apart these shapes need to be before they’ll snap together like they’re supposed to.

So if you click on one of these anchors again, it will show up in your options bar at the top here as well as in this box over here where those things are selected

Annotated Storyboard – Shot Description

 The shot description is the narrative of a shot. It describes the visual elements of the shot and how they relate to the story. The shot description is a detailed description of what you see in the frame, with no dialogue or sound effects.

The shot description can be broken down into five parts:

  1. Frame – This is the actual frame of the video and should include any title cards or credits that appear before or after your scene begins.
  2. Staging – This is where you describe how your characters are located relative to each other and how they are situated in relation to the location or setting of your scene.
  3. Props – This section includes any props used by your characters in their environment, whether they be clothing items, furniture or anything else that could potentially be considered part of their setting/space.
  4. Costumes – This section includes any costumes worn by your characters throughout their entire scene (costume changes). It also includes any costume changes that occur during any moment of tension within your scene (for example, when someone takes off their jacket).
  5. Characterization – Characterization describes what makes each character unique from one another (i

What Are Storyboard Notes – Wrap Up

 Storyboard notes are a great way to capture your ideas and figure out how they fit together. You can use them to create a timeline for your project or just to keep track of the story you’re telling.

Storyboard notes are basically a collection of bullet points that summarize the key ideas in your story. They can be used as an outline, or simply as a way to make sure your story makes sense before you start writing it down.

Here’s how I use storyboard notes:

As an outline for my project (I use them to figure out how everything fits together).

As an internal document that I keep track of all the important parts of my story (I’ll often add some more details here).

To help me write when I’m stuck on something (I’ll often write down some random thoughts, then go back and look at them later).