1 start with the script… sometimes
Reading the script might seem like an obvious place to start, but it’s not always that simple. Storyboards are part of the pre-production stage, which means they happen relatively early in the development process of a film (ideally). So there might not be a completed script when you start your labours. Sometimes there’ll be a synopsis or story outline, or you might be working from a verbal brief after a meeting with the director.