To put it bluntly, writing movies is not for me. I like writing; don’t get me wrong. But I had never written anything like this and I don’t want to do it ever again. Alright, enough venting.
Just kidding. Essentially, storyboarding combined two of my least favorite things: writing movie scripts (or at least bits and pieces) and drawing. Just ask my mom: I never thrived in art class growing up. Anyways, I’ll stop venting now. I promise.
Drawing up the storyboard was shockingly helpful. It allowed me to visualize my video and really sparked the creative side (if there is one) in me. Through creating a storyboard, I was able to think about which parts of my original Michigan Daily story I wanted to use in my piece. This proved to be very helpful and made the decision process easy.
An ESPN 30-for-30 thrives on its creative interviews and scenes. The transitions prove to be critical to the story and the storyboard helped me visualize those.
Here is a lovely picture of my storyboard (hold your laughter):