Exercise 4.3

The brief:

Create a storyboard where the image does not depend on the text and the text adds something new to the narrative.

This exercise is a light-hearted look at the role of image and text. Aim for it to be around 10 frames long. Draw the picture storyboard first and then add the text. Note how the story is affected when the text is added.

I cannot draw to save my life! So have resorted to stick men – please don’t laugh too loudly 🙂

Storyboard frames 1-4 without captions
Storyboard frames 5-8 without captions
Storyboard frames 9-10 without captions
Storyboard frames 1-4 with captions
Storyboard frames 5-8 with captions
Storyboard frames 9-10 with captions

Thinking up a storyboard is quite challenging so hats off to all those animators and film makers out there. I think my 7th, 8th and 9th frames work as relay in that there is quite a lot of ambiguity in those frames. One is not certain who is being casevaced off the mountain or transported in the ambulance, or who/what is opening the coffee shop door. The punchline is in the last frame where the action in frame 6 is revealed.

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