Visualizing film from script or a text

It is a reality that there are most people are unable to visualise a scene for a movie, TV commercial, training video, sales video, or any other kind of film just from looking over the script or a text.

Present those same people with a photo or picture of some sort and they will grasp the concept instantly. The old saying is that “a picture tells a thousand words” and for very lots of people that is real. Try, for instance to describe the charm of a Red Admiral butterfly to somebody in words by themselves. Unless your name happens to be Charles Dickens, William Shakespeare, or Colleen McCullough, you might discover it extremely challenging aiming to get over to them precisely what it resembles. In fact, you may have a difficult time aiming to visualize it on your own as you try to discuss it. Hiring for a freelance storyboard artist is a good way to visualize each sequence of your story.

Nevertheless, present those same people with a picture or a painting of a Red Admiral and they will get the message instantly.

The Same With A Film Script

It is precisely the very same with a film script or a book that you wish to develop into a film. It can be really tough to describe to someone how excellent your TVC or video is going to be when you just have words to explain it. In many circumstances, they actually can’t “see” it.

What you require is a method of producing an image revealing your idea in a manner in which it can quickly be understood by the person or individuals to whom you are presenting it.

Enter the freelance storyboard artist. A storyboard artist is someone who has the capability to visualise the concept of a script or other piece of text and turn it into an image or series of images so that it can easily be understood. In other words, he (or she) can see an image in his mind’s eye and after that draw it so that anybody can comprehend exactly what is going on in a scene.

An Additional Step

Some people think that having actually a storyboard developed before beginning production of a movie or TVC is simply an extra action which includes greater expense to the overall budget plan and actually isn’t a needed step. However, this is far from the truth. Definitely, employing a freelance storyboard artist adds a small additional cost, however the time and cost savings later on can far exceed this.

Your storyboard will reveal each shot of the movie or video in the correct order and will have notes specifying what is going on in the shot and describing any script that is being used in the scene. This makes it incredibly easy to describe to your potential client, your team, or undoubtedly anyone else, how the video will continue and what it is everything about. Many stakeholders discover it really challenging to visualise something from a script, but your storyboard shows them precisely how the video will play out.

It Will Help Considerably When It Comes To Production

Your storyboard will likewise assist significantly when it pertains to production. In effect you have actually created a strategy for shooting your film or video which includes all of the different shots, the order where they take place, and how the script will communicate with them. It allows you to plan your protection– the various camera angles that you will use– and it likewise makes sure that you do not unintentionally leave any scenes out and need to go back to film them in the future: that of itself might conserve a considerable amount of money if you are filming on location. It will also conserve you time spent on revisions later if you do not have a storyboard and something does not rather exercise the way that you thinkinged.

Some individuals will tell you that you can create a storyboard by yourself, but it is a lot easier said than done, particularly if you are not excellent at drawing. It’s true that you don’t require to be a Picasso because a poor drawing is much better than no drawing, however nevertheless you require to portray each shot as accurately as possible. You also have to add the script underneath each drawing with notes about exactly what is going on in that certain shot.

Lots of people simply do not have the skills to create their own storyboard, so it is far better to employ the services of a freelance storyboard artist such as Dean Mortensen who can visualise exactly what it is that you desire to say then draw the shots precisely for you.

Making Storyboards For 30 Years

Dean Mortensen has been an art director of an ad agency for 30 years, and has actually been producing storyboards for all 30 of them. He has now left the advertising business and is working out on his own as a freelance storyboard artist. He has the unique ability to look at your script or text and then create a storyboard showing each shot exactly as it should look, together with the accompanying notes and script. What’s more, due to the fact that he has been creating storyboards for many years he can produce them very quickly when there are time restrictions.

Dean has produced storyboards for the major companies such as Revlon, Y & R Group, Avis, Foxtel, Cuddly, Emirates, NSW Transport Maritime, Colgate, Tabcorp,, BWM, and much more. He has operated in many industries consisting of alcohol, FMCG, tourist, telecoms, retail services, entertainment, automobile, and sport, amongst lots of others. He has also won prominent awards including Gold & Bronze Cannes Lions, London International, D & ADVERTISEMENT, One Show, and New York Festivals.

Dean is readily setup to be assigned freelance jobs from Australia clients, and US based jobs with ease. Thanks duly to Dropbox and the inter-webs, he is able to create your frames remotely and supply his same exceptional quality and accuracy, as if he were just in the next cubicle in the next room.

Dean’s storyboards can be created in different designs such as fast line fundamental, graphic pencil, line and a splash of colour, or exactly what he calls line and the entire caboodle.

So now you know why you must have a storyboard developed and why you need to utilize a freelance storyboard artist in order to acquire the very best outcomes. You can call Dean at +61-432564690 or email him at