storyboard

noun
sto·​ry·​board | \ ˈstȯr-ē-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce storyboard (audio) \

Definition of storyboard

: a panel or series of panels on which a set of sketches is arranged depicting consecutively the important changes of scene and action in a series of shots (as for a film, television show, or commercial)

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Five of his productions emerge before our eyes — from rough sketches to storyboards, polished designs and a bit of video footage — in those unmistakably Sendakian colors, watery and vivid at once. Zachary Woolfe, New York Times, "Discovering Maurice Sendak, the Opera Designer," 27 June 2019 Corbin and Yates are two storyboard artists at Pixar Animation Studios, who worked on the latest installment of the successful animated franchise, starring Tom Hanks and Tim Allen. Sydney Scott, Essence, "Meet The Only Two Black 'Toy Story 4' Animators Who've Helped Create A Beloved Franchise," 21 June 2019 One Reddit user named FOOSLS claims to have seen an early storyboard where the events of the film take place five years after The Last Jedi and Kylo Ren rules the galaxy, with Rey, Leia, and Poe trying to stop The First Order. Adam Schubak, Popular Mechanics, "Everything We Know So Far About 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker'," 12 Apr. 2019 One Reddit user named FOOSLS claims to have seen an early storyboard where the events of the film take place five years after The Last Jedi and Kylo Ren rules the galaxy, with Rey, Leia, and Poe trying to stop The First Order. Adam Schubak, Popular Mechanics, "Everything We Know So Far About 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker'," 12 Apr. 2019 One Reddit user named FOOSLS claims to have seen an early storyboard where the events of the film take place five years after The Last Jedi and Kylo Ren rules the galaxy, with Rey, Leia, and Poe trying to stop The First Order. Adam Schubak, Popular Mechanics, "Everything We Know So Far About 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker'," 12 Apr. 2019 That helped a lot in terms of talking about the storyboards and stuff. Tracy Brown, latimes.com, "'Summer Camp Island' creator Julia Pott on the show's magical, collaborative journey," 7 July 2018 But she and Bishop, 46, also a storyboard artist, set out to restore the house to its once-respectable state on a $100,000 budget. Ronda Kaysen, The Seattle Times, "There can be a lot to learn when you buy an old house," 16 July 2018 To make sure there were no unplanned collisions, second unit director Simon Crane, who has managed stunts for major action movies including Rogue One and the latest Jason Bourne, made moving storyboards of where the horses would pass. Jacqueline Detwiler, Popular Mechanics, "How They Pulled Off the Chase Scene in 'Robin Hood'," 30 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of storyboard

1942, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of storyboard was in 1942

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storyboard

noun

English Language Learners Definition of storyboard

: a series of drawings or pictures that show the changes of scenes and actions for a movie, television show, etc.

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