Storyboarding Observations...

So I started storyboarding using a custom version of Colors for the Nintendo DS... I reviewed it and posted a link in one of my youtube vids recently...

The reason I was excited about using the DS is that when using paper I have to scan/crop/save out all the storyboard frames in order to create an animatic from them... this ends up taking a lot of time...with the DS the frames are saved as .png's so none of that tedious labor is involved... Pro/Cons of Storyboarding on a DS

Pros: Portability...no stacks of paper and sharp pencils to carry around, small size, saves digital files, saves time on transfer, color

Cons: Takes time to edit a frame you already drew, hard to get a sense of the visual flow because you can only see the previous 9 frames, slower compared to paper (file save)...

So after storyboarding for one day with the DS I switched back to paper and pencils today... The DS is a great secondary or on the go storyboarding tool...keep it in your pocket everywhere you go in case you get an idea for a scene... I got through 20 storyboard frames using the DS yesterday and I did over 100 using pencil and paper tonight in the same amount of time...

So I think its best to use both....

I also did some calculation since I'm that much of a tweaker when it comes to production ^ ^ Seeing that I got through 5 pages of script these past two days I only need to board through 1.7 pages a day for the next 58 days...not too bad!!

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