This is an anime storyboard template on DIN A4 vertical (portrait) page for 2.39:1 (scope) aspect ratio storyboards, with seven frames per sheet. This layout draws inspiration from the superb Studio Ghibli layouts. You can either edit this storyboard template with Adobe InDesign or export the blank one that you can print out to draw on paper. You can also import the PDF layout into another application as a layer.
- The first column カット indicates cuts. Use it to number your shots—you can have several pictures per shot.
- The second column is 画面, which stands for the screen. That’s where you draw or place your pictures.
- 内容 stands for content: use this space for your notes (dialogue, action, etc.)
- The last column, 秒, is for annotating the duration of your shots in seconds.
Only duplicate the pages you want to use. To import your drawings, place your pictures into the frames that belong to the Images layer. You can use the Rule of Thirds guides located in the top locked layer to help you frame your compositions. For notes, use the Text layer. Change the template to make it your own. Fill in the header, add your credits and project details, put your production title or logo. And your presentation is now ready for print or screens in no time!
IDML (InDesign Markup) format is compatible with all InDesign versions from CS4 to the current InDesign CC 2020.
FYI: Since the document grid corresponds to the 2.39:1 aspect ratio, you can build variations with ease. The smallest module is 29,751 by 12,448 points, its height matches the document body text’s leading. You will find 9 or 10 points for body text in the Paragraph Styles tab. You need the font Avenir installed on your machine to use this template to the fullest. Use the A-Pagination master to create a paginated layout or the A-Master for a presentation without pagination. You can always hide the baseline grid and the document grid for clarity (View > Grids & Guides > Show Baseline Grid & Hide Baseline Grid).
I hope this template will save you time and help you design beautiful storyboards!
You can get the free version of this template in PDF here: https://gum.co/ghibli-storyboard_Jp_pdf_scope
The English version of this InDesign template is here: https://gum.co/Ghibli_En_idml_scope.
There is also a version of this template for Apple Pages coming soon.