A key shots storyboard is a vital part of pre-production. It is the first time we put our shot ideas on paper. This helped us visualise how music video will look visually on camera and how each shot would work together. We used post-it notes for each shot as they could be moved around easily if we decided to change the order of our shots.
|The key-shots storyboard for "Blue Lights"|
Different colour post-it notes were used for each shot. For example we used blue to represent a Long shot, yellow to represent a mid-shot and pink to represent a close-up. This meant we could further visualise what our video would look like on camera whilst still in pre-production. Using a colour code meant we could see the ratio of each shot and then could add/remove shots as necessary.
Our key for the shootboard
|An example of a long shot with fairy lights, a storyboard allowed us to show the exact framing we're going for|