When reading a storyboard it is generally done from left to right as you would read a book.The mental storyboard that I am talking about should also be read the same way.Unfortunately there are no set guidelines for this when reading a mental storyboard and that is where the assistance of a guide may be required.
My storyboard dioramas are laid out in such a way as to have some sort of sequence of viewing.They are meant to be visual walkarounds starting at the right front of the diorama and ending at the left front.
But the inside has its stories to tell too ! Here I will start along the right front interior wall as you might pan a camera around a room.
The individual rooms within the diorama also have their stories but here I will have to rely more upon pictures to pan those rooms.This may in fact be a good thing because at this point we could go audio/visual.I figure that if I have held an audience this long they may be ready to explore these rooms themselves with the help of an audio device of some kind.
In this diorama I have added other special features like "find the mouse" or "find one of the other five animals in the diorama.Kids love this kind of thing and it is a great way to capture their young imaginations.
Last edited by JohnReid; 14 October 2010 at 06:41 AM.