HOW TO USE THIS TEMPLATE: This is a ready to use anime storyboard template for DIN A4 vertical (portrait) page. You can edit the .template file in Pages, the free Apple productivity app. Designed for anime storyboards, with 5 frames per sheet, each frame sets an exact 2.00:1 aspect ratio (Widescreen) space for pictures. The layout draws inspiration from the excellent Studio Ghibli storyboards.
- The first column, カット indicates cuts. Use it to number your shots.
- The second and main column is 画面 which stands for the picture screen. That’s where you draw or place your storyboard shots.
- 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.
To get started, just change the text and drop your pictures into the placeholder frames. To add a page, click on the (+ sign) Add Page above the left navigation panel. To change a given page's master, use the right navigation panel (under Format).
To change pagination, go to Format, then Page Numbering. Change the template to make it your own. Fill in the header, add your credit and project details, add your production title or your logo. Your layout will be ready to export for print or screen in no time.
FYI: The document size is a 21 x 30cm vertical sheet, about the size of a DIN A4 sheet. The body text font is Avenir Light,10 points with single line spacing. You’ll find different typographic styles in the Format panel.
Note that you need the Avenir typeface license to use this template.
If you need storyboards arrows & icons, you can get some for free here: https://gum.co/storyboard-arrows.
This template is ideal to design quick anime storyboard layouts and will help you create beautiful presentations!
The English version of this template for Pages is available at https://gum.co/Ghibli-storyboard-template_en_2x1_Pages.
Other versions for Apple Pages include
2.29:1 aspect ratio (English): https://gum.co/Ghibli-storyboard-template_en_scope_Pages
2.29:1 aspect ratio (Japanese): coming soon.
1.85:1 aspect ratio (English): https://gum.co/Ghibli_Pages_En
1.85:1 aspect ratio (Japanese): https://gum.co/Ghibli_Pages_Jp
16:9 (English): https://gum.co/Ghibli_Pages_En_16x9
16:9 (Japanese): https://gum.co/Ghibli_Pages_Jp_16x9
You can get the free version of this template, in PDF format at
https://gum.co/ghibli-storyboard_Jp_pdf_2x1 (in Japanese)
https://gum.co/ghibli-storyboard_en_2x1 (in English)
and the editable Adobe InDesign
https://gum.co/Ghibli_Jp_idml_2x1 (Japanese version)
https://gum.co/Ghibli_En_idml_2x1 (English version)
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