Easiest way to storyboard from your mobile phone

Mobile phones have pretty much become an extension of your arm so why not make use of an app that lends an extra hand. As a visual creator, the SHOT DESIGNER app is my favorite when I'm creating scenes, storyboards, shot lists, blocking and sharing it with the crew while on the GO.

I remember writing out on an excel spreadsheet (eghhhh) shot by shot, angle by angle, props, dialogue, camera movement -- it is an extremely time consuming and tedious process. I'm a very hands on / visual learner so I'd rather draw it out and walk you through it as opposed to handing a document over for you to digest. On larger scaled projects, I can see why you need a shot list that extensive but smaller DIY projects, EFFICIENCY is crucial and this app saves me my time, energy and sanity. Also, in my personal experience, showing visual layouts via SHOT DESIGNER conveyed the images I had in my head more clearly to others than text on an any excel spreadsheet -- after all, it is a visual project.

HERE'S AN EXAMPLE

 From the a project done over this Summer, 1 of the layouts made off of SHOT DESIGNER prior to shooting and how the shots actually turned out:

 Cam A MCU RAY profile (BLUE CAMERA angle)

Cam A MCU RAY profile (BLUE CAMERA angle)

 Cam B MCU bubbles (RED CAMERA angle)

Cam B MCU bubbles (RED CAMERA angle)

NOTE: During production, made a last minute change for CAM B to a front shot. 

Because last minutes changes happen all the time. Like, all the time...and this one was so worth it.

 Cam C MCU shot of feet (GREEN CAMERA angle)

Cam C MCU shot of feet (GREEN CAMERA angle)

 Cam D (Tracking shot) from their feet

Cam D (Tracking shot) from their feet

 Cam D (Tracking shot) to their arms

Cam D (Tracking shot) to their arms

I use it on both my phone / iPad and it's as easy as selecting an element and dragging it over, adding in text, colors, labels, arrows (for movement) to organize and animate the scene.

Try it out and see how it works for you.