Quick tip: The new software package, Storyboarder, makes it "easy to visualize a story as fast you can draw stick figures." You can create a story idea without actually making a full-blown movie and see how it looks. Storyboarder is free. It's open source. It's available for Mac, Windows, and Linux. And you can download it here.
As the website Cartoon Brew notes, the stories created in Storyboarder "can be exported to Premiere, Final Cut, Avid, PDF, and animated GIF formats." Or you can "refine the artwork in Photoshop."
Get Storyboarder here.
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