You start off keying in your movie name and the producer (s). You are now ready to work in the List View. This is where the major portion of your storyboarding work will be done.
You begin with a single panel, with a blank film strip to the left. You can select the shot type as video, still, audio, music or title and set the length of the shot in seconds.
You can fill in the clip title and description. Towards your right, you can enter notes in the film tip or edit tip boxes. This would come useful to your cameraman or video editor.
When you right click on the filmstrip, you have the option to insert a picture, object or sound to illustrate your shot. This feature comes handy if you have ready multimedia files to use with your storyboard.
Done with the first panel, you can add more panels by clicking on the New button at the top half of the window.
What if you want to move the order of the panels? Say you would like to move the third panel to the first. You click on Order No. and type 1 into the third panel and type 3 into the first panel. When you click on the Sort button the panels will be automatically rearranged.
You can also insert a new shot at any time while working on any of the panels. Just click on the Insert button to the right of the panel and a dialog box asks whether you want to place the new shot above or below the current shot.
After saving a copy of your storyboard, you’re ready to print it out and you have the option to output it with or without filming or editing tips.
One attractive feature of the program is the Worksheets option. These are blank storyboard worksheets which you could use to insert shots while on location or when brainstorming with your crew. You can choose between the 4 or 6 shots per page worksheet.