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The Project Storyboard for Project Managers


The Project Storyboard for Project Managers

This group focuses on techniques for visually planning and managing projects especially using the tool of the Project Storyboard.

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Comment by Rod on July 30, 2009 at 12:33am
Would it be possible for you to show us your diagram which is a combination of a schematic and storyboard?

Comment by Diwant Vaidya on July 28, 2009 at 3:13pm
Ok I get it. I believe I do something similar before setting up a scene in my 3D modeler. Which cameras, lights, etc, are needed to get the visuals required. I was just in LA, I would have loved to get together and share notes on visualizing before executing.
Comment by Carolina Liechtenstein on July 28, 2009 at 2:40pm
It's a combination of a schematic and a storyboard. It's a diagram of a room, location or set, and the placement of cameras, actors and lighting. It freeze frames a moment in time, which is unlike a pure mind map, which is non-linear. But besides the diagram, I draw in the flow of elements, time, and factors in the side bars just out side of the diagram, with arrow pointing in. Not all directors to that though. Blocking works in parallel with a storyboard, which show the flow of time within a plot. Blocking will take a given frame and show us where the camera is pointed to get that frame's image.
Comment by Diwant Vaidya on July 28, 2009 at 12:35pm
So @Carolina so blocking is different from the normal storyboarding done for movies?
Comment by Carolina Liechtenstein on July 28, 2009 at 4:11am
As a director and producer, I use mind mapping and do so very much like project management for an engineering project. The similarities are there in that both film and engineering projects consist of many variable parts, and subparts. The trick is to get each individual part to move a long the timeline of the whole project, and to meet with other parts at the right time. If a subpart is completed too early or late, it can waste money sitting or hold up the entire move. This is why for me mind mapping is very important. I keep big binders of blank paper, and I mind map the plot, the characters, when a scene is shot, location - you name it. One form of mind mapping is blocking. You draw a diagram of a scene, where the cameras are, where the talent stands or sits, the motion and where the lighting is pointed. I love to mind map. It's challenging but I enjoy doing it.
Comment by Diwant Vaidya on July 14, 2009 at 9:22pm
I am very glad to have found this group. Bringing visuals and storyboarding is exactly what my company and tool are about. I hope to learn how to do that well from the members of this group. Cheers!
Comment by Paul Hathaway on May 5, 2009 at 1:30am
Perhaps the comments below could be promoted to a discussion. Any takers?

Possibly people are using the Storyboard site instead.
Comment by Paul Hathaway on May 5, 2009 at 1:27am
I too am using (and seeking) alternatives to differentiate my presentations from the common slide-style - it should be possible with this technology at our fingertips right?

I think that freemind and other mind mappers are excellent concept developers and describers. I am currently using MindMap simply because I can export to pictures, export to MS Project, or use the nifty Presentation mode to progress along map nodes while including links that launch other applications (eg Excel, JIRA).

On the collaboration front, I am exploring the use of tools like Mingle to provide a common workspace for the team and track tasks.
Comment by Aaron Fleury on April 2, 2009 at 7:48pm
I am currently mind mapping in a program called freemind & then screen shooting my map, loading it into photoshop, cropping it, saving as a jpeg, then loading into powerpoint as images within slides to give presentations and conduct collaborative efforts.
I imagine there may be an easier process; what software and methods are people in this group using?
Comment by Aaron Fleury on April 1, 2009 at 12:16pm
Hi, I am new to Ning; I am interested in hearing about your group & how I am able to adopt the 'project storyboard' into 'Event and Promotions Management'. What is the directive of this group?

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