chapter  4
Producing a Story
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You can make the storyboard as detailed as you like. You should include opening and closing shots as well as transitions that take your audience smoothly from one scene to another. Quite naturally, as you shoot your story, you will constantly be changing your original storyboard to make it coincide with the actual scenes you have recorded. It’s like a crossword puzzle, except you make the pieces. Depending on what your characters say and do during the shoot, you adjust the order of your pieces. The value of this kind of storyboard is that it allows you to spread out the “big picture” and see, as well as adjust, the shape of your story as reality unfolds.