FREE Animated Explainer Video Script and Storyboard Template
 

TEMPLATES & RESOURCES

Planning and working on an animated explainer video requires meticulous work. Here are a few FREE resources and templates that will help you speed up the process of writing, planning, and presenting your video:

 

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Script Template (Word)

Storyboard Template (PowerPoint)

Storyboard Template (Illustrator/PDF)

 

VIDEO SCRIPT TEMPLATE (Word)

 

What is a video script?

A video script is a written version of what the audio or voiceover says in a video.

 

How to write a video script

Writing a video script is simple. All you have to do is write down the three main points you want to get across. Then, expand on those three main points. As you expand on each point, make sure to include comparisons, data points, references, metaphors, and analogies.

 

Once you have the meat and potatoes of the videos (The 3 main points), add a few introduction sentences in the beginning. Then add a few summary sentences at the end of the script. Last but not least, make sure to include a call to action.

 

Things to keep in mind when you write a video script

Even if you are an expert, writing a video script is can be hard. You need to visualize (in your mind) things about the subject of your video that are not in front of you. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

 

  • Keep the video as short as possible.

  • On average, 150 words will produce 1 minute of audio/voiceover.

  • Make sure the visuals also do the talking and not only the voiceover.

  • 75% of your viewers will stop watching the video before it ends.

  • Don't be afraid to put a call to action in the first quarter of the video.

 

How to use this video script template?

This template and guide is designed to help you plan and write your video script. Once you download this template, all you have to do is open it in Word and enter your text. We added many rows/sections to give you the freedom you need.

 

If you have any questions, make sure to reach out.

 

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VIDEO STORYBOARD TEMPLATE (PowerPoint)

 
What is a video storyboard?

A video storyboard is a set of visuals that show you what will happen in a video, section by section or scene by scene.

 

How to create a video storyboard

Creating a video storyboard is not complicated. Just make sure you a have a script written out. Assuming you have a video style picked out, open up your video script and split into digestible pieces or sections.

Then go to the internet and find images for each part of the script. Once you have the images, make sure to place them on top or next to the section where it belongs. The idea here is to communicate the message of the script with visuals to whoever is involved in the project.

 

If you feel a little creative and you have the time, you can make your drawings on a piece of paper or post-it note, and then take pictures of them, and add them to your storyboard. Believe it or not, even if you are not good at drawing, this is a very effective approach.

 

As you bring in each visual/graphics, add a description of what you want animated, or what you would like to see a move or happen on screen. If you are not able to find visuals and or if you are not able to draw, write down what you envision for each section instead. Sometimes, you may end up having visuals for some sections and written descriptions for others.

 

Once you have visuals and/or written descriptions for each part of the script, assign a number to each visual or scene. It will make it way easier to reference as you collaborate with other people.

 

Things to keep in mind when you create a video storyboard

Creating storyboard can be time-consuming and meticulous. The challenge is to motivate yourself and approach it creatively. Don't try to reinvent the wheel here because you may end up jeopardizing the whole thing. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

 

  • If the voiceover is needed for a visual to be understood, don't add it.

  • Don't be afraid of drawing your visuals.

  • Don't try to entertain. Instead, educate.

  • Leave enough room on the edges of the screen.

  • Take breaks.

 

How to use this video script template?

This template and guide are made to help you plan and create your video storyboard.

Once you download this template, all you have to do is open it in PowerPoint, enter your video script, and add your visuals. We added a few slides, but if you need more spots, make sure to duplicate them.

 

If you have any questions, make sure to reach out.

 

We can help you with that.

Download this Free Storyboard Template (PowerPoint):
 

VIDEO STORYBOARD TEMPLATE (Illustrator/PDF)

 

What is a video storyboard?

A video storyboard is a group of images or graphics in sequence that shows you what will happen in a video, section by section or scene by scene.

 

How to create a video storyboard in Illustrator

Assuming you know how to use adobe illustrator, creating a video storyboard is straight forward. You will need the following things:

  • The final and approved video script

  • A video style picked out

  • Branding guidelines (If available)

  • Any collaterals or graphics that match the tone and messaging

 

Before going ahead and creating the storyboard with the final graphics for the video, you may want to consider creating mock ups first. Once you get them approved then move into creating the actual graphics. That way, you can save time and reduce revision rounds.

Start by designing the main parts of the video first - the scenes that matter most. Then, work on the rest. On the other hand, if you prefer to create the easier and not so complex images first , you can do that as well, but keep in mind that with this approach you will use your most optimum brain power for things than are easier and take no time.

 

Keep this in mind when you create a video storyboard in Illustrator

Sometimes people can't visualize how a graphic can be animated, even if you write it out for them. Remember that you are designing stationary graphics for a video, so that can be a big challenge. Each image represent one scene, but there might be several shots within that scene. Sometimes, there are several changes to a graphic happening within that scene, for example when a camera zooms in, or when a bubble pops out. The solution here is to design graphics of the before and after the animation happens. That means you will have to move over the upcoming scene and number it accordingly.

 

How to use this video storyboard template?

This template is prepared for you to design and illustrate the graphics for your video. Once you download this template, all you have to do is open it in Adobe Illustrator, and add your own graphics/visuals /illustrations. You will also have to copy then paste your own script and visual descriptions.

 

Download this Free Storyboard Template (Illustrator/PDF)

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