storyboard

noun

sto·​ry·​board ˈstȯr-ē-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce storyboard (audio)
: 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)
storyboard transitive verb

Examples of storyboard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Everybody is a celebrity, from executive producer to storyboard artist, composer to writer to artist, a voice actor, everybody. Terry Flores, Variety, 14 Feb. 2024 Yet there are a few random bits of absurdity — notably Dark’s 20-second, self-promotional short film, narrated by Werner Herzog and with titles by Saul Bass — that remind you that though the film is directed by longtime storyboard/sketch artist Sean Charmatz, it’s written by Charlie Kaufman. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 2 Feb. 2024 Listening to their pitch over Zoom — which involved Abraham performing the voices of each character over scrolling storyboards, and singing a bit too — Lee was brought to tears. Nick Romano, EW.com, 16 Oct. 2023 Hisaishi had no access to the storyboards or artwork, and instead watched a nearly complete version of the film in July of 2022. Michaela Zee, Variety, 5 Jan. 2024 The auction will feature a rare offering of the film’s complete storyboards from start to finish by artist J. Todd Anderson. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, 27 Nov. 2023 For all of their previous collaborations, Miyazaki would bring on Hisaishi to discuss once three out of the four or five parts of the storyboard for a new film were ready. Carlos Aguilar, New York Times, 24 Nov. 2023 Warners and Marvel storyboard artist Alberto Arvizu produces. John Hopewell, Variety, 23 Oct. 2023 Taking place on December 16, The Big Lebowski: The Complete Storyboards Auction will include more than 250 items related to the film, including all the storyboards by J. Todd Anderson. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 29 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1942, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of storyboard was in 1942

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“Storyboard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/storyboard. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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