sto·ry·board | \ˈstȯr-ē-ˌbȯrd \

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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After the storyboard review, the hot-coals episode was ready for animation. Reggie Ugwu, New York Times, "At Snapchat, Redrawing the Bounds of Reality," 14 June 2018 Young visitors will delight in seeing Big Bird, Elmo, Miss Piggy and the Swedish Chef; adults can dig deep into sketches and storyboards and rediscover some old friends. New York Times, "23 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend," 12 July 2018 In the storyboard, the creature goes through the side of the silo, and the corn dumps out, and the kids are dumped out. Tasha Robinson, The Verge, "Why the hardest special effect on A Quiet Place was corn," 8 July 2018 His signoff was necessary at every stage of moviemaking, from writing to storyboards and editing. Ben Fritz, WSJ, "Pixar Co-Founder John Lasseter to Leave Disney," 9 June 2018 First up, lobby the VA National Cemetery Administration for a storyboard like the one dedicated to the 184 Confederate soldiers buried at Philadelphia National who had been wounded in the Battle of Gettysburg and died in area hospitals. Kristin E. Holmes,, "Mayor Kenney references Starbucks arrests at ceremony honoring African American Civil War troops," 21 Apr. 2018 But the Western Conference finals certainly leant credence to this Golden State iteration being a little more storyboard than material. The Crossover Staff,, "2018 NBA Finals: Warriors-Cavs IV Picks, Random Predictions and More," 31 May 2018 To explain how CyberCom would work, the group developed a storyboard that portrayed the complex concept in a way that was visual and easy to understand. Washington Post, "Incoming NSA chief has a reputation for winning ‘all the important fights.’ Russia will be his biggest test yet.," 1 Apr. 2018 The storyboards, however, are only the tip of the pop-culture iceberg Geppi is donating to the Library of Congress. Chris Kaltenbach,, "Geppi's Entertainment Museum to close as comic and art collection heads to Library of Congress," 30 May 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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: a series of drawings or pictures that show the changes of scenes and actions for a movie, television show, etc.

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