- By Joy Davenport
- Published 06/21/2010
- Rating: Unrated
If you’re looking for ways to create the perfect ad campaign, you might want to learn more about all the ways a polished, professional storyboard can facilitate the entire process. Transferring your artistic vision to a finished product is just easier when you map out every part of the action – frame by frame. Luckily, new advances in technology have made it easier than ever for today’s ad directors to plot out their strategies in the pre-production phase. In particular, storyboard software can add style, visual impact, and resonance to your ad campaign. For decades, ad agencies have relied on story board creation while refining their ideas. From a storyboard template, an organized timeline of the whole project emerges, allowing for more cohesiveness. By using 2d animation software to craft your storyboards, you can access tons of pre-loaded characters, backgrounds, props, and special effects. Adding music, dialogue, and other key elements is designed to be easy, fun, and fast. One of the most cost-effective elements of storyboard software is its “make you own animation” feature. Instead of costly outsourcing for sketches, you can simply choose instant artwork that makes your storyboards “pop”. These programs offer a powerful animation tool that pulls together a new ad campaign, quickly and easily.
Without a storyboard, you may find it hard to get your point across. When you do opt for a digital storyboard, you’ll be able to sha
re your ideas with just a few clicks of your computer mouse. Storyboarding software is designed to work with the programs you already know how to use – exporting images and files will be simple. You can customize the effect, much like a director does when he or she creates a movie storyboard. Low or high camera angles, close-up or wide-angle shots, and lots of other creative effects can add artistry and polish to your ad campaign. Getting your results out into the public domain through iPhones, websites, and social networking will also be incredibly simple. Part of a great ad campaign is drumming up interest in a product or idea – from day one. With the built-in components of today’s digital storyboarding software, you can move from a blank storyboard to a finished product in mere minutes. When you’re done, you can convert your finished work to a Flash movie that clients will appreciate. If you’re working with a client who isn’t in your town or city, this flexibility can really enhance your reputation and boost your bottom line.
To get the most out of your storyboards, be sure to do a little brainstorming before you get started. Sit down and note some ideas about the script, plot, potential locations, dialogue, and characters. Make sure to examine your ad campaign from every possible “angle” – when you begin crafting your storyboard, you can use digital software to experiment with your ideas. Adding and deleting characters, images, voiceovers, etc., is lightning-fast! This lets you play with ideas in a way that the storyboard artists of yesteryear could never do…