Springboard 1.03

It is a fast, easy-to-use tool for drawing a storyboard for a movie production
Putting together a storyboard for a video or animation project can help you illustrate your ideas before actually spending any money or time to put the plan into action. Springboard is a program designed specifically for this issue.

The storyboards are graphic organizers created for pre-visualizing a movie, commercial, animation, comic or even a theater play. The process, as it is known today, has been around since the early 1930’s, when it was developed at the Walt Disney Studio.

Springboard comes with a clean interface that’s easy to manage and work with. Furthermore, the app has a short tutorial that includes basic steps required to make a new storyboard.

In order to create each panel, the software puts at your disposal several tools. For example, you can create free-hand drawings or insert various shapes, such as rectangles, ellipses and arrows; text layers can also be added.

As an alternative, Springboard lets you load images into the panels. The program supports a wide range of file formats, such as GIF, JPG, PCD, PSP, PCX, PSD, PNG and BMP.

All the details included in a panel appear as different layers and can be moved, edited, copied, duplicated or merged. They can all be accompanied by personal notes that should help you present the idea to your friends and colleagues.

The bottom line is that Springboard is an interesting tool that can come in handy if you need to create storyboards often. Inexperienced users might need some time to get used to all the features of this software.

Reviewed by , last updated on January 21st, 2013

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file size:
6.4 MB
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Six Mile Creek Systems LLC
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operating system(s):
Windows XP / Vista / Vista 64 bit / 7 / 7 64 bit
C: \ Multimedia \ Video \ Other VIDEO Tools

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Springboard - Springboard will help you to sketch storyboard ideas for video, animation, film or other mediaSpringboard - The File menu will provide users with basic functions as well as Save Numbered Backup, Move, Edit Story Structure or Import Image / SoundSpringboard - Users will be able to access options such as Add New Frame / Section, Split / Unify Every Frame from the Edit menuSpringboardSpringboardSpringboardSpringboardSpringboardSpringboardSpringboardSpringboard
What's New in This Release:
  • Licensing problem when Springboard is shared by many users on a single computer. Now the license is correctly picked up by other users after an administrator installs and licenses the product.
  • Runs out of memory under 64-bit Windows 7 with more than 4 GB of memory. Now correctly understands the size of memory and scales its use accordingly.
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Springboard will help you to sketch storyboard ideas for video, animation, film or other media. Springboard helps you ...

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