Storyboarding has never been so easy, using an Apple iPad you can create very comprehensive storyboards which can be saved as a PDF and printed. If you wish to produce your own storyboard visit the Apple APP store and search for storyboard.
Storyboards are useful but not always necessary I find all you need is an approved script and a filming schedule.
The script is the key to a good story, from the script we can start to imagine the shots needed to fill the words.
It might read as follows :
"The key thing to remember is that this must be done at a pace the patient is able to cope with, using communication skills within the context of a trusting relationship."
SHOOTING SCRIPT :
Shot 122 Page 2 of ACP Voice over by John McQuisten
( VO = Voice over) (WS = Wide shot) (CU = Close up)
VO "The key thing to remember is that this must be done at a pace the patient is able to cope with"
SHOT (WS) Nurse and patient talking about the care plan
VO "using communication skills within the context of a trusting relationship."
SHOT Patient (CU) smiling at the nurse
Filming Schedule :
21st April 2011 Thursday
9.30am Patients house to set up Filming with 2 cameras, 3 LED lights, sound kit (radio mics)
10.00am Filming till 13.00
This is just to give you a few hints and tips to producing your own script and filming schedule as I always tell my clients the best person to produce a script is the person who knows the company or the procedure the best, that is usually the client. Remember we only need a basic script in order to convey the initial story, filming schedules are usually in collaboration with the director or cameraman.