A while ago we stressed to you the importance of storyboarding whenever you go to start a video project. Little did we know that there’s an app for that! Cinemek has a great new App available in the iTunes App Store that will make storyboarding an even easier process for you!

According to their website:

Storyboard Composer is the worlds first mobile story boarding application. No need to know how to draw, no complicated programs to learn. You can have your first story board up and running in a matter of minutes. Storyboard Composer allows professionals and students to portray their vision to others in an easily controllable and transportable format. 

Basically, you can use pictures you take on your iPhone to put together an animated representation of your project. The App allows you to assign text to pictures, demonstrate camera movement and even record some audio to play along with it.

Here’s a look at their demonstration:


Storyboard Composer Demo from Cinemek Storyboard Composer on Vimeo.

Personally, I think this would be a great tool to use on a student film project or small commercial. I do not think it is quite detailed enough yet to branch out to large scale productions, but perhaps when this form of storyboarding becomes more mainstream it will simply be the norm. My main concern with this app is its ease of use right out of the figurative App Store box. Time is precious working in production, and time spent fumbling around with an app instead of simply drawing out the shots you need could be time wasted. Overall though, I think this is a great tool for young and ambitious filmmakers who want to get ahead of the production gadget curve.

Have you used the Cinemek Storyboard Composer yet? What do you think of it? Do you use a different App for the same purpose? Tell us about it! Leave us a comment here or jump over to our Facebook page and join the conversation.

If you’re not quite ready to move to digital storyboarding, we have a great storyboard template for you to work with! Just click the button below to download your free storyboard template!

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