A shot list is different from a storyboard. The storyboard shows the direction of the story, and the shot list contains the necessary shots to make use of the broader ideas in the storyboard. With a good shot list, directors can better organize their shoot. For instance, if the director knows that there needs to be a shot with good outdoor, the director will prioritize that earlier in the day over less weather dependent shots. Directors who prepare a thorough shot list will have an easier time sharing their vision, and translating that into a finished film.
- A long time back, when I initially began coordinating, I was irritated by aide chiefs and makers who needed to see a shot rundown.
- Storyboards are visual aides that help everybody arrange, by and large, the work they’re in charge of.
- Unanticipated climate or gear issues can crash your line of reasoning, so keeping a rundown will remind everybody what stays to be shot or reevaluated.
“In live-action production, you can rarely edit a set of storyboards together and tell a compelling — or even cohesive — story.”