The Boords Blog

We're sharing practical lessons, insights and tips on working in the creative industry
Blenderbox
Storyboarding for mission-driven initiatives at Blenderbox
Blenderbox is a Brooklyn-based digital agency that combines strategy, UX, design and development services.
Karen Mc Guinness
Karen Mc Guinness
Customer Success Specialist
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Tackling client projects as a self-employed animator
Mair Perkins is a self-employed illustrator and animator, based in Derby, UK.
Karen Mc Guinness
Karen Mc Guinness
Customer Success Specialist
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What is an animatic?
Learn the definition, uses, and benefits of an animatic in this comprehensive introduction
James Chambers
James Chambers
Boords Founder
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The Image Library is here!
We're delighted to announce the launch of our new Stock Photo & Illustration library
James Chambers
James Chambers
Boords Founder
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How to make an animatic in Photoshop
Learn how to make an animatic in Adobe's flagship photo editing software
James Chambers
James Chambers
Boords Founder
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Is collaboration really that important in the creative process?
Collaboration is the secret sauce in many a creative process, and storyboarding is no exception. Learn how Boords new Collaborators feature helps ensure the success of your project.
James Chambers
James Chambers
Boords Founder
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How does E-Learning company Banzai use storyboards?
Banzai uses interactive adventure games to help students think differently about money. The E-Learning company have found Boords to be the key to a productive workflow.
Karen Mc Guinness
Karen Mc Guinness
Customer Success Specialist
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2018: A Year of Love
Throughout 2018, the influx of feedback that we’ve received from our wonderful Boords community has really made our hearts soar!
Karen Mc Guinness
Karen Mc Guinness
Customer Success Specialist
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Frame Grouping
Sometimes storyboard shots need more than one frame. That's why we've added Frame Grouping to Boords.
James Chambers
James Chambers
Boords Founder
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Why we deleted 70% of our portfolio
Six years into running Animade, we permanently removed two-thirds of the projects from our website. Why did we need to do something so drastic?
James Chambers
James Chambers
Boords Founder
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Comment Replies & Emojis
Feedback is vital for successful creative projects. If you don't know what your clients are thinking, you're in trouble.
James Chambers
James Chambers
Boords Founder
Lernz still
Want to make the most of your downtime? Start a mini-series
I believe there's an often overlooked element of successful downtime projects. It's something we happened upon with Lernz, one of our first studio projects at Animade, and it's become something of a secret sauce for us in the years since.
James Chambers
James Chambers
Boords Founder