Working with Previs Elements

Objective: understand what previs are and how to interpret them.

Previs are pre visual elements. Such as written descriptions or storyboards.

Storyboards are a sequence of drawings representing the shot planned in a movie, television show, or a cutscene.

These story boards will be accompanied by small details. The arrows above are indicating camera movement. A director will often give you a shot list, or an order of how they want scenes to play out.

Director’s notes should be precise on what they want. If you need more information always ask for clarification. Never be afraid to communicate, and experiment with your game. I’ll see you in the next tutorial!