InDesign storyboard template for 2.00:1 aspect ratio

Preview of a storyboard page with the rule of thirds layer visible

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This is a modular storyboard template layout for 2.00:11 films, editable with Adobe InDesign. IDML (InDesign Markup) is compatible with all Adobe InDesign versions from CS4 to CC 2020.

This template consists of 28 DIN A4 vertical (portrait) pages ready to use.

DIN A4 vertical (portrait) numbered pages. You can pick between several different layouts and variations. Four storyboard frames facing text, text facing four frames rows, or eight frames per page. Then the same with five frames per page. This template lets you write your treatment notes alongside your storyboard pictures. Pagination will show on the top right corner of each page. You can number your scenes, as well as your shots or cuts. To get going, all you have to do is change the Text and Images llayers in InDesign to make it your own. Fill in the title page, add your credit and project details, add a logo, and so on. Your presentation is then ready for export to print or screen. The text is set in the classic screenplay form type, Courier 10 points with 12 points leading. For images, drop your pictures in the Images layer. You can show or hide the Rule of Thirds layer guides in the top locked layer to help you frame your compositions.

Duplicate the spreads or pages you want to use. Remove unnecessary sheets. To change or remove pagination, go to the A-Pagination master in Pages. If you use the 5 frames per page spreads, apply the D-5 Frames master. Once you are happy with your layout, export your presentation for print or screen.

The document grid corresponds to the 2.00:1 aspect ratio (18:9 or Univisium).

Pictures should align to the baseline grid. The document grid modules themselves abide by the 2.00:1 ratio exactly as they should, which means you can build any variation on top of the initial template’s grid with ease! Now, that’s cool. The smallest module is 24 by 12 points, its height matches the document body text’s leading.

You can always hide the baseline grid and the document grid for clarity (View > Grids & Guides > Show Baseline Grid & Hide Baseline Grid). You need the Courier font installed on your machine to use this template to the fullest. You can also print the last three pages blank template when you need to draw storyboards in clean frames on paper.

With a clean, yet work in progress undertone, like a visual screenplay book, this template is ideal for a feature film project presentation or dossier. This storyboard template will help you save time and put together beautiful presentations.

The template comes with a few vector arrows to indicate camera moves. You can get more icons for free here:

There is a similar template for 1.85:1 film ratio, with 5 frames per column available here:

And there is a similar storyboard template for 16:9 (1.77:1) as well:

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