Storyboards

A conceptual storyboard is used to develop the basic visual ideas such as the actions of the characters, camera positions, timing of motions, and transitions between shots/scenes. Conceptual storyboards are often loose, sketchy, and informal.

A
presentation storyboard is used to show a detailed visual summary of the project to individuals with a decision-making authority, such as clients or supervisors. Presentation storyboards are often with details in color.

Storyboard examples

 
101 Dalmatians

 
Dumbo

Storyboard templates

 
horizontal format

 
vertical format

Your drawing frames should have a 3:4 aspect ratio; however, when you are showing camera moves you may use non-3:4 aspect ratio for drawing frames. You can use arrows to show the direction of action. For more about storyboarding read From Word to Image: Storyboarding and the Filmmaking Process by Marcie Begleiter or The Art of the Storyboard: Storyboarding for Film, TV, and Animation by John Hart.