Thursday, 8 October 2009
Grade 10 Music Video Instructions
How to Make a Storyboard for a Music Video
The storyboard is a visual draft of a story; in this case, the story is set to music. The music dictates the visuals used in the video, thereby telling the story; or else the music supports the visuals, which means the story is already told and the music supplements the story. Either way, the storyboard provides a sketch of the flow of the audio and video. Storyboards are not set in stone and can be revised as needed. Here are a few guidelines to get you on your way to creating a storyboard for a music video.
Step 1 - Target for this lesson
Get the lyrics of the song to understand what is being said and copy them to Word.
Step 2 - Target for this lesson
Listen to the music to determine the tempo, beats and rhythm. Make notes on your Word doc.
Get a copy of the blank storyboard form.
Listen to the music again to document time codes, in minutes and seconds, for changes in the music, changes in rhythm and/or the playing of minor instruments.
Sketch a scene on the storyboard according to a change in the music.
Review the storyboard with the music to ensure the visuals and music relay the intended message.
Draw arrows from one scene to the next and write the type of transition you will use between each scene.
Present the storyboard to a third party for feedback