Black Holes, Ruffians and Storyboards

My position on storyboards for eLearning has changed quite a bit over the years. Previously, I was in the frame of mind that storyboarding was only necessary when filming. Why? Well, not to be cliché but “time is money” and if you’ve ever had to pay for studio time, a crew, or compel your busy friends and coworkers to moonlight as unpaid actors in your training video then you already know  the importance of having every aspect of the shoot planned so that you don’t end up having to pay more, or beg your volunteers to come back for a second day of shooting.  The shift in my mindset regarding storyboards occurred the day my project and I was taken down by two strokes known in the Computer-Verse as Big Delete and his accomplice Sneaky ERB (as in, Empties Recycling Bin)! That’s right… No script! No storyboard! Just Captivate and I enjoying a Han Solo adventure before abruptly being swallowed up by a black hole.

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