Foundation – Year 3
Every good story, whether it be from the directors and creatives at Windmill, to the writers and animators at Disney, starts with a storyboard.
Writing can be tricky, especially when you’re unsure of how to make your ideas connect and your narrative flow – that’s where storyboards come in.
What is a storyboard?
A storyboard is a set of drawings, in a sequence, that tells a story. By breaking a story into small chunks, the writer can focus on the flow of the story.
Storyboards help you to see:
- How ideas connect
- If the story makes sense
- Where the story is set (the scene)
- what characters will be in each scene
- What the character’s say
- What scenes you can change to build suspense and interest.
Fun Fact: The process of storyboarding was developed in the 1930’s at Walt Disney Productions.
Next steps: To get you started, we’ve provided some templates using our friends from two of our stage shows, Beep and Grug. Once you’ve had a go using our story – have a go at coming up with your own!
The next steps will support you to:
- Create a storyboard using the story provided
- Create a storyboard using the characters provided
- Create a storyboard for your own story
Create a storyboard for Grug
To get you started, we’ve provided some templates using our friends from our stage show Grug. Once you’ve had a go using our story – have a go at coming up with your own!
For some inspiration, you can watch our actors read some of of the Grug series aloud. Click here to watch.
Create a storyboard for your own Grug story
Choose an adventure you might like Grug to go on.
Think about what you have watched and:
- Talk about the sequence or order of events
- What came first?
- What happened next?
- Then what happened?
- How did the story end?
- Draw the main events in a storyboard.
- Who will Grug meet?
- What will they do?
- What problems might they run into?
- How will Grug solve the problem?
Click here to download the storyboard templates. You may need to print some pages a few times, depending on the length of your story.
Repeat the activities above using the characters from Beep! Click here to download the template for Beep.