Storyboarding: Camera Language

To be a good storyboard artist, you have to think about the camera and know the language. In this video, Tim Argall explains the wide shot (aka the establishing shot), the medium shot, the close-up, and the extreme close-up, as well as the low angle, the high angle, and the top shot.


Read the shot descriptions and then choose the best camera angle from which to view the action described.

ACTION: Zee looms over the spider and raises his foot to squash it.

ACTION: Zee finds himself alone on a desert island.

ACTION: Zee commands the Zebra to sit.

ACTION: Zee shudders in fear as a long shadow creeps over him.

ACTION: Zee blinks in disbelief.

ACTION:Zee basks happily on the beach and lets the waves splash his feet.