Planning is just as important to filmmaking as the camera itself, and one way you can be prepared, especially for those chaotic days on set, is by storyboarding. This process helps the director, DP, and other departments pre-visualize what shots and scenes are going to look like before they shoot them. It can be a bit difficult to know where to start if you've never done it, but this infographic by Jugaad Animation helps walk you through it step by step, explaining key components, as well as what to look out for as you go. Check it out below:

Storyboarding-basics-infographic-1-1Credit: Jugaad Animation

One thing that keeps a lot of people from storyboarding is the myth that you need to be a decent artist to do it. That's not true. Sure, there are some really talented storyboard artists out there, like those who worked on Forest Gump and Transformers, but (poorly) drawing your own storyboards is perfectly acceptable as long as you know what's going on in the panel.

"But I can't even draw stick figures, V. I'm hopeless." No you're not. You can always do what director Robert Rodriguez did and shoot a video storyboard, which not only helps show the DP exactly what kinds of shots (angles, sizes, etc.) you want, but it provides pretty good practice for the real deal.

Source: Jugaad Animation