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Storyboard Artist

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Storyboard artists work with directors to visually interpret TV, advert or film scripts. They produce a sequence of drawn or digital images, similar to comic strips, called storyboards, to visualise the story.

Storyboards are used by directors to help them achieve their vision, and to instruct other departments, such as camera crew or wardrobe, what they have to do in the production.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual salaries may vary, depending on:

Most storyboard artists are freelance. The Broadcasting Entertainment Cinematograph and Theatre Union (BECTU) website publishes the latest rates as proposed by the British Film Designers Guild Art Department Salary Guide (2022). The minimum weekly rates proposed are as follows:

Storyboard artists can earn from £20,000 a year. With experience this can rise to around £30,000 to £40,000 a year, sometimes more.

Conditions

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Getting In

Employers rarely advertise vacancies, and most work is through built up contacts. You can look for work with broadcasting companies, advertising agencies, live event planners, production studios, video producers, or computer games companies.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2023
3973
6 %
RISE
2028
4213
  United Kingdom
2023
76081
4.3 %
RISE
2028
79357

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What Does it Take?

You should have:

You need:

Training

Short courses are available in storyboarding for people with experience of working in the industry.

Getting On

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

BBC Recruitment
Website: https://careers.bbc.co.uk/
Twitter: @BBCGetIn

British Film Institute
Website: http://www.bfi.org.uk/
Twitter: @BFI
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BritishFilmInstitute

ScreenSkills
Tel: 020 7713 9800
E-mail: info@screenskills.com
Website: https://www.screenskills.com
Twitter: @UKScreenSkills
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UKScreenSkills

ScreenSkills works with the UK’s screen-based creative media industries to develop skills and talent from classroom to boardroom.

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