The Boords Blog

We're sharing practical lessons, insights and tips on working in the creative industry
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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.
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What is an Animatic?
Learn the definition, uses, and benefits of an animatic in this comprehensive introduction
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The Image Library is here!
We're delighted to announce the launch of our new Stock Photo & Illustration library
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How to Make an Animatic in Photoshop
Learn how to make an animatic in Adobe's flagship photo editing software
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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.
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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.
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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!
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Frame Grouping
Sometimes storyboard shots need more than one frame. That's why we've added Frame Grouping to Boords.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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Announcing the Boords Script Editor!
Editing a storyboard script used to mean copying and pasting individual script lines into each frame. Not any more, my friend...