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From Idea to Silver Screen

Resources for Filmmakers & Video Makers



There are many different kinds of filmmakers and all of them have a story. With each story, comes a unique set of requirements and obstacles to plan for and plan around. Equipment, actors, story ideas, and logistics are all important for all filmmakers. We at Storyboard That want everyone to be able to tell their story, whether it be in a single panel of a storyboard or a feature-length film. We have many resources available that will help you get your story in motion.


Use the following resources to help you with any of the following projects:





Pre-Production




Introduction to Storyboarding for Film, Video, & Animation


Learn about the basics of storyboards and how they are useful when making films and other media. Introduction to Storyboarding for Film, Video, & Animation looks at the overall process of turning an idea into a completed storyboard.

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Character Map Planner
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Pre-Planning and Organizing Script Plots


Before an idea can be realized, it needs to be developed and organized. Use the Pre-Planning and Organizing Script Plots article to help you plan out the story, characters, scenes, and more.





Writing a Screenplay


Need help on writing a screenplay? We've got you covered. From writer's block to editing the final product, The Screenplay: the Guide to Getting it Done is a helpful article to get you through a difficult process.

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The Road Map to Your Vision


The storyboard is not only a way to show others what you see in your mind's eye, but also serves as a helpful guide during production too. Organize the story, shots, and more with The Road Map to Your Vision.




Pre-Production Checklist


There are a lot of steps to making a movie of any kind, and so much depends on proper planning. With the right foresight, you can save the production both time and money. Read our Pre-Production Checklist article to make sure you are preparing for everything you need.

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