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Storyboard Help
show user profile  RobertG
Hey there,
I'm getting ready to storybard an entire feature length film and need some help deciding which software to use in conjunction with hardware.

My initial thought was to use ToonBoom Storyboard Pro and buy a Wacom Cintiq to go with that, but I'll be traveling to various locations and drawing on the go and the Wacom needs a PC/laptop in tow.

I'm completely out of date with all the new tablet PC's, are there any tablet PCs that compare to the Wacom Cintiq in quality? Which one should I start reviewing? Is there a better software than ToonBoom?

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6/27/2011 1:37:16 AM (last edit: 6/27/2011 1:37:16 AM)
show user profile  jareu
a friend of mine about 4 years ago had a laptop with a rotatable wacom style screen, and it was amazingly responsive. im sure that, these days, technology must have come much farther.

He who says it cannot be done is interrupting the man doing it.

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6/27/2011 1:48:24 AM (last edit: 6/27/2011 1:48:24 AM)
show user profile  Garp
Surely there must be a cintiq-like tablet somewhere with a memory stick.
I'm surprised wacom doesn't have one. If cameras can do it...
Kind of an electronic sketch book.

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6/27/2011 11:00:47 AM (last edit: 6/27/2011 11:02:14 AM)
show user profile  Dave
I'm seeing a lot of laptops with detachable screens nowadays. No idea how responsive they are... and I only assume they become touch screen after detaching... or it could just be for "presentations! "wow" your clients!" "talk about business meetings in business meetings" etc etc.

I don't know.

"I flew over Egypt once"

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6/27/2011 2:52:42 PM (last edit: 6/27/2011 2:52:42 PM)
show user profile  Dr. Jim
It is possible to do it with pencil and paper. I have heard of it being done that way,...
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6/27/2011 3:22:48 PM (last edit: 6/27/2011 3:23:05 PM)
show user profile  LionDebt
Get out of here you crazy foo'. What was your doctorate in? Eh? eh?

But yeah. Totally agree. Unless there is some express need that everything has to be digital right off the bat for sharing etc, just go pencil and paper mode. You can always scan them in at a later date and/or paint over in p-shop.
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6/27/2011 3:37:12 PM (last edit: 6/27/2011 3:37:12 PM)
show user profile  ceeejay
I had to do a story board for a short film as a UNI project years ago. I just googled 'blank story board sheet' and printed out a bunch and was ready to get started in minutes!
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6/28/2011 2:43:24 AM (last edit: 6/28/2011 2:43:45 AM)
show user profile  RobertG
I always storyboard all my work with the traditional pencil on paper/scan/retouch in photoshop method, and its slow. All my stuff has been shorts to this point 1 to 10 minutes and that method works fine. This new project is way longer and I'm looking at several hundred boards minimum, I really want to speed the process up, and still maintain a quality look. I'm pretty locked in on buying ToonBoom Storyboard, but its the hardware I'm not sure about. The Cintiq 12wx is roughly $1,000.00 and it looks like most of the tablet PC's are in that range too. So its a question of which one is better and will fit my needs moving from location to location.
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6/29/2011 5:38:20 PM (last edit: 6/29/2011 5:38:20 PM)
show user profile  Bolteon
ipad + a good captive touch pen.

works wonders.

-Marko Mandaric

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6/29/2011 6:08:54 PM (last edit: 6/29/2011 6:08:54 PM)
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