Workshop: Storyboard

Create a storyboard using this template.

Videographic criticism is comprised of scenes. Think of each scene as a paragraph of an essay. We put these scenes together in order to construct our argument. In this case, we aren’t just using words but also images and audio as well as the formal elements (see our Sikov reading) of moving images to make our arguments.   The goal is to identify the key scenes in your VC.

  • Content/ Mise-en-scene: Which media will you use?  A shot from a film? A tweet?
  • Audio: Will there be sound? If so, what kinds?
  • Comments: Add additional information about the scene. For example, will there be text? Make sure to identify which keywords apply to which scenes.

Most will need to complete at least 2 or 3  of the templates of finish a full outline of their video.

Come prepared to class to discuss the argument of your essay and your storyboard.


In Class Questions:

– What is the scope of the project?

– What is the video’s argument?

– Is the argument specific? Precise? Supportable?

– Are the keywords appropriate? Are there better keywords to apply?

– Can one accomplish these goals in 3-5 minutes and be convincing? If not, how can the project be further refined?

– Are there other sources that should be included?

For the next class, update your Final Project Description with answers to these questions.