A new iPad app is helping directors and screenwriters storyboard their ideas quickly and easily without the need for drawing skills. Storyboards, from Toronto-based development house Tamajii, also allows storyboards to be edited and shared.
Developed for both experienced and new moviemakers, Storyboards offers thousands of drawings of characters and props as standard to. Tamajii also offers a custom drawing service. All elements can be dragged, dropped, rotated and edited using standard iPad gesture controls. Shots can be fine-tuned without the need to redraw or reconstruct entire frames.
Storyboards can be printed and exported in both PDF and proprietary Storyboards format, allowing them to be for shared with other iPad users via iTunes or email. Individual frames can also be viewed in the iPad Photo album. The application also allows storyboards to be outputted to an external monitor or projector using a digital AV or VGA adaptor.
The app is available in two editions—the Basic Edition, limited to two storyboards, and the Premium Edition that allows users to create an unlimited number of shots and storyboards. Storyboards Basic is available free. The app can be upgraded for $14.99.
Tamajii is also the maker of Hypernote.