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How to Make an eLearning Storyboard: Step-by-Step Guide Plus Links to Templates

eLearning storyboards are a big help when you're designing eLearning development courses. We'll show you how to make them.

How to Storyboard a Short Film

Storyboarding's a way to visualise the storyline of your short film, breaking down every last bit of action into individual storyboard panels.

How to Storyboard a Novel

Novel writing is a pretty tricky thing to do. In our opinion, it's right up there with astrophysics. Or baking the perfect sourdough.

How to Storyboard for UX

Learn some storyboarding tips that'll take your user experience design to the next level.

A guide to Gagné's Nine Events of Instruction

Gagné's Nine Events of Instruction model is a nine-step process for good instructional design.

The Guide to Writing Learning Objectives

Before you dive into writing your course, it's important that you're super clear about your learning goals.

A Guide to Foreshadowing in Film

Foreshadowing is a literary device where a writer gives a sneaky hint about what's going to happen later in the story.

How to do an eLearning Needs Analysis

Performing an eLearning needs analysis takes time and costs money but is a fundamental step in creating eLearning content.

How to Write a Logline

Before you start work on your Hollywood-busting screenplay, you'll need a logline. It's a one-sentence summary of your movie that entices someone to read the entire script.

What is a Foil Character?

In movies, TV shows, and books, a foil character is someone who contrasts with another character – usually the main character – to highlight their qualities.

How to Use Color Theory in Film

When cinematographers pick a color palette for their movie or animation, it's about more than aesthetics. In fact, they're probably using color theory to stir up your emotions as you watch the images onscreen.

The Pre-Production Process Explained

Pre-production includes the creative and logistical work needed before shooting a film, TV show or video. Explore each step in the pre-production process.