Films are anchored by a story, which often follows a
deliberate plan. Filmmakers usually chart out the beginning, middle and end of
a sequence of events, detailing the actions of their characters from scene to
scene on a storyboard. This is a kind of map, displaying the arc and rhythm of
a story. If you plan your story before you shoot, you will find you achieve
the best results. Watch this clip to learn more about storyboarding on paper
before you turn on the camera and yell “Action”!