Storyboard: The Study & Struggle

After listening to a bucket load of original pinoy music from the local underground scene. I’ve been working on a commission with my team since July of this year. Sadly, I can’t reveal the name of the band or any other details but, here’s a few things I can definitely share.

I finally finished 80 panels on 17 pages of C2 BOARD. Here is a short clip video of the finished batch 2 of the Final Storyboard clips.



Honestly,  I have always been the type who’s either the writer of the script or the person who holds the camera and shoots on the spot.  Sketching a storyboard and planning it out this way has never been a process I’ve ever practiced, and this would be the very first time I’ve ever done something like this. I suppose there is always a first time for everything and trust me, its was far from easy.  I mean, some people might think that drawing is like a no-brainer but, it really takes a whole lot to imagine things and place it on paper. The same way with writing and using words. In this process, I’ve learned quiet a lot and as this short excerpt I found online just recently holds true to everything that I’m about to share.


Like Martin Scorsese just said about storyboarding, there were a lot of things I’ve learned about sketching the panel frames traditionally.  here are a few things that I finally realized I needed to improved upon, and I’m sharing this here, hoping it’ll also help you guide in your creative journey.

  1.  Storyboarding helps you improve your shot list . Believe it or not, I finally realize that there is more to visual storytelling and the difference from written is just simply glaring enough for me to see. I’ve never had the opportunity to properly practice filmography, and I only do it whenever I have the chance to take snap shots or short video clips whenever I can. This journey finally made me realize the area where I needed to focus most.

The Struggle: Since, I’ve said it earlier that I don’t really sketch storyboards before, you can imagine how much research I had to work on just to learn about arrow usage for movement and angles that would fit every second and minute for the song and movement to sync in.

2.  Consistency is definitely achievable when you have a storyboard ready for any form of visual storytelling.

The Struggle:  Like story mapping, I’ve realize that there are certain visual images in my mind that could easily be replaced in a much simpler view-point by adjusting the angle and skipping certain events in order for the story in a certain panel appear consistent to the visual storytelling. Now, I’m still far from being called an expert but, I’m seriously learned a whole lot about it.

These are the two things I’ve learned so far, and I know there would be more to it if I could seriously type it all here. Then again, I’d rather leave you to your own journey and struggle through this experience. At the very least, I’m glad to be able to share to you this much.

Thanks for dropping by and reading this entry guys!

you have an awesome September 2018!



2 responses to “Storyboard: The Study & Struggle”

  1. Good for you! You’ve been working hard and you finally finished your storyboard with your own research. More power for you.

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