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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Recent Examples on the Web Here are Morales’ steps: First, have your child plot out their tale with a storyboard in a notebook or on a sheet of paper. René A. Guzman,, "COVID-19 pandemic expected to close or delay summer camps, but you can create your own," 11 May 2020 The most tantalizing content comes from a series of storyboards and renders, some more complete than others. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Final Fantasy VII Remake," 2 Mar. 2020 Scholastic provides some useful tips and a sample P.S.A. storyboard. Jeremy Engle, New York Times, "800,000 Syrians Have Fled in Three Months. This Is What It Looks Like.," 27 Feb. 2020 It was cut from the movie after his vocals were recorded and storyboards had been drawn up. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, "Exclusive: Watch Olaf sing 'Unmeltable Me', the hilariously hot song cut from 'Frozen 2'," 1 Feb. 2020 One particularly powerful fight, in which Alita is against all odds but somehow survives, is, in some ways, lifted almost identically from the source manga, as if the filmmakers used the original series art as a storyboard. Sam Machkovech, Nathan Mattise, Ars Technica, "Ars Technica’s best films of 2019," 27 Dec. 2019 Sometimes there’s huge domino effects of adjusting storyboards and shot lists because everything has to fit together like a jigsaw puzzle. Marcus Jones,, "Jennifer Morrison says directing Maddy's Euphoria episode 'was one of those kismet situations'," 16 July 2019 The most tantalizing content comes from a series of storyboards and renders, some more complete than others. Ars Technica, "Final Fantasy VII Remake demo has leaked, is packed with teases, spoilers," 2 Jan. 2020 At first, there was a cold feet period when Tartakovsky sat down to draw the storyboards for Primal. Nick Romano,, "Genndy at his most Primal: Samurai Jack creator returns with a grisly new show," 26 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of storyboard

1942, in the meaning defined above

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1 Jun 2020

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“Storyboard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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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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