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Old April 11th, 2006, 03:31 PM   #1
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Freeware Storyboarding?

Hey,

I'm looking for any freeware storyboarding software that requires the least amount of artistic skills necassary...just dragging and dropping objects and moving a virtual camera, do any of you know of any?

Or, if I were to just take shots with a digital camera, how could I line them up in Photoshop under a storyboard style? Is there a tempelate of some sort?
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Old April 11th, 2006, 05:46 PM   #2
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I've actually been looking for a program like this as well. I hope someone will post a good program soon.
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Old April 11th, 2006, 06:10 PM   #3
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powerpoint?

have you considered just dropping the shots into a powerpoint slide?

in photoshop you could easily drap and drop digital stills next to each other, using guides for alignment... but powerpoint may be easier...

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Old April 12th, 2006, 01:39 PM   #4
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For photoshop, what resolution should the canvas be to line up the shots nicely? Are there any tempelates available maybe?
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Old April 12th, 2006, 05:01 PM   #5
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photoshop sizing

It depends on your print medium.

For an 8.5 x 11 printout, you would do just that, 8.5 x 11 inches document size at 300 dpi.

300 dpi because you are printing, best for print resolution.

Once you are done making the doc you can save it from photoshop as a PDF for easy movement around ze old globe.

edit: leave atleast a half inch at each edge for your margins.....

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Old April 12th, 2006, 05:51 PM   #6
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The Demo version of FrameForge 3D Studio is fully functional but limited as follows http://www.frameforgestudio.com/ - it might be worth a try if it fits your needs since the program is pretty slick. Online it says that "The demo is also limited to 20 runs." but I have not noticed this limitation, though I installed my version some time ago:
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Thank you for taking the time to try out FrameForge 3D Studio.
Due to this being a demo, it has the following artificially imposed limitations:
1. It only contains a small subset of the full object library that
ships with the full program
2. You can add no more than 12 objects per set
3. You can store no more than 20 shots per storyboard.
4. All Shots will print/export with a Demo Watermark.
The full program, of course, allows you to store as many shots as you need and to place as many objects on a set as the scene dictates (subject only to the limitations of your computer's processing power).
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Old April 12th, 2006, 07:39 PM   #7
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Halfway down the page here.

But I think this one is better.

If you're a Mac'r try this.
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Old April 22nd, 2006, 09:24 AM   #8
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Thanks for that link Shawn. Great Find.

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Old May 23rd, 2006, 02:04 PM   #9
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story board program

i every one.
im use the google Sketch up. its a very intuitive tool that let you plain your shoots. Its for pc and mac

www.sketchup.com
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Old May 23rd, 2006, 04:52 PM   #10
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If you are shooting it yourself, you don't need a professional storyboard. Anything to remind yourself of the composition and motion will suffice. I use matchstick men myself, and I get the job done.
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