Post by Chris Davis on Oct 28, 2009 3:33:53 GMT -6
I really wanna know because for me, I do. But, that's only very recently. In the past, I just wrote from the top of my head and I think that's why I could never get anything done on time, and that was why my episodes were so very short but now that I've began planning the episode step my step, I've found that it has help me out a lot and has made me a better writer. Its something I strongly suggested and recommend when writing scripts!
CURRENT PROJECTS Tomb Raider | Screenwriters Paradise
CURRENTLY WRITING Screenwriters Paradise - 2x01 - "Back In Business" Tomb Raider - 1x06 - "Sujatyam-Amalam"
The complete first season of Faith the Vampire Slayer was not storyboarded, and to me, I think I got a lot of great episodes out of not doing this process. Then, when I started season two, I was a bit unsure of how the premiere should start out, and so I decided to make a storyboard of scene after scene, and that too, has proven to work. So I don't think, either way, it affects too much on the final product of the story you're trying to put across. The thing is, going off the top of your head, you've got fresh, new ideas that you immediately put down and can last pages and pages of writing with; and when you storyboard everything, when it comes to writing it page by page, the magic is sort of faded from the time you got the idea and storyboarded it, to the time you had to publish it on a script.
However, I truly recommend storyboarding for the more organised types, and the starting writers. And also for those who can sometimes lose their scripts - they can always find the storyboard and do it again!! I have storyboarded most of the episode of season two of Faith; and I definately will be storyboarding 'Story of a Girl' as I am entering a new genre, and need to know what will work with the characters; plot and story.
So for Storyboarding, I think its a great idea for writing a virtual series, especially if your season consists of 22 episodes!! Proves to be a great help!!
What kind of software do you guys use? I just discovered www.celtx.com/ and it is amazing. It's free and it has helped me so much. they have a story boarding feature that many of you guys would find very useful for your shows as well as other goodies.