These are 2 free anime storyboard templates on DIN A4 vertical (portrait) page in PDF format, ready for print. The layout has 5 frames per sheet. Each storyboard frame sets an exact 1.85:1 aspect ratio (Widescreen) white space for pictures. This layout is drawing inspiration from the amazing Studio Ghibli storyboards.
The first PDF template is a clean sheet with the frames and boxes. The second has dotted lines for a production title in the header, and for numbering your pages in the footer.
Print it out as it is to work on paper, the old school way (no cheating).
- 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.
If you like to draw your storyboards on paper and need to work within 1.85:1 ratio, this anime template will save you time and help you design beautiful storyboards!
If you are looking for an editable version of this template in Adobe InDesign, you can find the IDML version here: https://gum.co/Id_Ghibli-storyboard.
The free, PDF version of this template is also available in English, here: https://gum.co/ghibli-storyboard-english.