The Boords Blog

We share practical lessons, insights and tips on working in the creative industry.

What is Ethos?

Learn the definition of ethos, one of Aristotle's three 'Modes of Persuasion'

What is Logos?

Learn the definition of logos, one of Aristotle's three 'Modes of Persuasion'

The 9 Essential Video Transition Effects

Video transitions are a staple of video editing and motion graphics. Learn about the dos and don'ts of transitions in this handy guide.

What is a storyboard?

A storyboard is a visual representation of how a story will play out, scene by scene. It’s made up of a chronological series of images, with accompanying notes.

How to Make an Animatic

Learn the tools, techniques, and best practices of creating animatics

The 6-step pre production checklist for animation

Pre-production is everything that happens before you start to tangibly make your animation; the initial work needed to get your idea off the ground.

What is an Animatic?

Learn the definition, uses, and benefits of an animatic in this comprehensive introduction

How to Make an Animatic in Photoshop

Learn how to make an animatic in Adobe's flagship photo editing software

The 16 Types of Camera Shots & Angles (Video Guide)

Do you sometimes feel like your vision for a film is lost in translation? It can be a frustrating experience, but one that can be avoided (or at least minimised) by understanding and implementing some storyboarding fundamentals.

How to storyboard – the basics

Discover the fundamentals of the storyboarding process, and learn about some tips and tricks you can use in your own work.

9 strategies for dealing with tight-turnaround projects

A collection of techniques for dealing with short-term projects

The Seven Steps of Animation Production

A handy step-by-step guide to the animation production process