Storyboarding ‘Happy Box’

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The Script

Here we have the screenplay for Happy Box. It’s really short but I think having a script to follow is important even for a ‘small’ project. A script keeps me focused on the essentials of a project so I don’t waste a lot of time “in exploration.”

When writing the script, I try to keep visual descriptions to a minimum. Save the details for storyboard–that’s what it’s for.

Here’s an interesting tip: the general rule of thumb is that a single page of a script equals one minute of screen time. I knew our film had to run under two minutes, so I made sure not to write more than two pages of script.

You may have noticed a few details in the script are different from what appears in the final movie. What typically changes is anything that’s distracting or unnecessary for telling the story clearly.


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About D.R. Greenlaw

Greenlaw likes to make comics, animated shorts, and funny voices.

One thought on “Storyboarding ‘Happy Box’

  1. That is awesome!!! 🙂 🙂

    The whole thing is done in such systematic and orderly manner! i really appreciate the effort put in!!

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