Storyboards help you plan your video shot by shot. That way, you can make sure your video is at least as interesting as the audio, and you have a list of all the most important shots. If you just make a text-only script, it can be easy to overlook sections where visuals would be a big help, but they weren’t obvious on the day of the shoot.

I use Visio for storyboarding my videos. I made a template with panels for the pictures, and text boxes beneath each panel for the dialog or voice over. To draw the visuals, I just drag shapes onto the page, or insert pictures, screenshots, or clip art into the panels.

For information about Visio, visit http://www.visio.com/.

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