First part of a story board software is an ability to make frames. You can sketch them really easy or painstakingly model every frame in 3 D, which is an overkill.
Once you have all frames collected, then comes the the second part of a story board program and it’s even more important then the first part: Arranging frames in a proper way to get the right rhythm.
Storyboard in Celtx
I want to print the storyboard in different ways. According to locations, or according to time – Day, night shots, or by appearance of actors or even by framing of shots. And this is impossible to do in Celtx. I like to write additional brainstorm notes about the shots and I can do it only in the main frame. Celtx is very basic and a free program but useless for storyboarding.
I can play my storyboard at the end but it is totally basic, just a slide show. You can not control duration of each frame. You can not ad sound to it, so useless again.
Storyboard in Excel
- According to location,
- Actors appearing in the shot,
- Exterior interior,
- By framing,
- By night or day shots,
- By location