July 30, 2019

These Storyboard Templates Were Made by Filmmakers for Filmmakers

Not in love with your current storyboard template? These ones might be just what you're looking for.

Even though storyboarding isn't necessarily a required step in the filmmaking process, most filmmakers find it helpful in not only planning out their shots but seeing their stories come to life visually. Having a template that helps you do both of those things requires space to both sketch out your shots (or in my case, doodle like a 3-year-old) and jot down the necessary information, including shot size, shot type, and lens data.

The BuffNerd himself, filmmaker Jakob Owens and his team over at Tropic Colour have come out with some really handy, detailed storyboard templates that offer all of that and more.

When I first started storyboarding, there was no way I'd spend money on something I could draw up myself on a piece of paper. ("What, I can't draw a bunch of boxes and lines myself?")

But that task got really old really fast, so I went online and downloaded some free temples. But those were a little too simple and left a lot to be desired.

That's why I kind of like these templates from Tropic Colour, because they were designed by filmmakers who know what filmmakers want in a storyboard template. They want to be able to quickly circle the shot type, shot size, and which lens they want to use. If they're working with different aspect ratios, they want storyboards that can handle that. These templates have that all covered.

  • 6 storyboard templates
  • 3 aspect ratios (2.40:1 / 1.85:1 / 1.66:1)
  • 2 orientations (vertical and horizontal)
  • Spots for lens data, shot size, and shot type
  • Print out or digitally import into your editor of choice

This storyboard template pack is available now for $10, which is not too shabby for a really good template that you can print out or upload and work with forever.

If you want to learn more, head on over to Tropic Colour    

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when I read it on my skin goosebumps run, scary

July 30, 2019 at 11:16PM, Edited July 30, 11:17PM

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Jessica Cooper
Editor in Chief
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$10? For something where there are tons of websites that I can download storyboard templates for free?

July 31, 2019 at 5:14AM

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Jerry Roe
Indie filmmaker
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That is way too much money for a few templates.

July 31, 2019 at 11:48AM

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Will
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Why pay 10 bucks when you can have a storyboard program for free! I use storyboarder and I love it. https://wonderunit.com/storyboarder/

July 31, 2019 at 1:15PM

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Eric Deal
Writer/Director
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Thanks!!! I just downloaded that app and I am amazed at well it's been designed period, let alone as open source/freeware.

August 5, 2019 at 2:10PM

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Douglas Bowker
Animation, Video, Motion-Graphics
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Or, make your own on Pages or Word.

July 31, 2019 at 3:43PM

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Kyle Dockum
Videographer and Editor
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This is fine an all but seriously: the story needs to be about that WonderUnit software that is unbelievably flexible, robust and 100% FREE! Every aspect ratio possible, can lead in a script to generate a shot list, can be animated and exported to video editing programs...I can't think of any equivalent for even close $100, let alone nothing at all!

August 5, 2019 at 2:09PM

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Douglas Bowker
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Many of your articles are GREAT, but not relevant to where I'm currently at in some sort of project or work...
What would be AMAZING would be if users could save individual articles to user-created lists for reference later...
For instance, I'd save this to 'Production Documents' if I could...

August 5, 2019 at 11:22PM

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Jared Adamo
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