How To Storyboard Instagram Stories

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Finally! We’re getting down to specifics on how to storyboard Instagram Stories.

In this post, we’ll be looking at the two main ways to storyboard: with pen & paper or using software.

Some prefer to use a combination of the two (sketch IRL first, the follow through using software). There’s no right or wrong way to go about it, so just choose what works for you!

{Important note: If you missed the first part, Storyboarding For Instagram Stories: What It Is + When To Use It, go read that first.}

Further down, we’ll cover what you actually have to include in a storyboard. 

Storyboards follow a classic, three-act structure that will help guide your creative decisons in succesfully taking your viewers from A to B.

Without further ado, let’s dive in!

how-to-storyboard-instagram-stories-by-everything-here-now-1

Finally! We’re getting down to specifics on how to storyboard Instagram Stories.

In this post, we’ll be looking at the two main ways to storyboard: with pen & paper or using software.

Some prefer to use a combination of the two (sketch IRL first, the follow through using software). There’s no right or wrong way to go about it, so just choose what works for you!

{Important note: If you missed the first part, Storyboarding For Instagram Stories: What It Is + When To Use It, go read that first.}

Further down, we’ll cover what you actually have to include in a storyboard. 

Storyboards follow a classic, three-act structure that will help guide your creative decisons in succesfully taking your viewers from A to B.

Without further ado, let’s dive in!

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Option 1: Use pen & paper

Jot down the scope of the story, its structure, its publishing date & any other tidbits that could serve as a foundation.

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Option 1: Use pen & paper

Jot down the scope of the story, its structure, its publishing date & any other tidbits that could serve as a foundation.

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Option 2: Use software

This is the same as before, but instead of scribbling, you could create a rough collage in your favorite image editing software (for example, Adobe Photoshop) or a graphic design tool (for example, Canva).

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Option 2: Use software

This is the same as before, but instead of scribbling, you could create a rough collage in your favorite image editing software (for example, Adobe Photoshop) or a graphic design tool (for example, Canva).

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What should your storyboard contain?

Think of your storyboard as a visual layout for a three-act structure: you’ll have a beginning, a midpoint & an end.

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What should your storyboard contain?

Think of your storyboard as a visual layout for a three-act structure: you’ll have a beginning, a midpoint & an end.

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The Beginning

The beginning is the catalyst.

This might be: an event, a discovery, a new product, a launch, a call, a collab, a new collection etc.

Be clear on what the viewer can expect if they keep watching & make it fun!

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The Beginning

The beginning is the catalyst.

This might be: an event, a discovery, a new product, a launch, a call, a collab, a new collection etc.

Be clear on what the viewer can expect if they keep watching & make it fun!

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The Middle

This is your opportunity to present all the various, interesting bits about the event, product or situation.

It is where you can take your time & elaborate across one or more Instagram Story slides!

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The Middle

This is your opportunity to present all the various, interesting bits about the event, product or situation.

It is where you can take your time & elaborate across one or more Instagram Story slides!

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The End

The end should consist of a single Instagram Story slide & serve as the seal-the-deal pitch.

Invite viewers to swipe up to learn more, to head to your bio link or to tap to purchase.

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The End

The end should consist of a single Instagram Story slide & serve as the seal-the-deal pitch.

Invite viewers to swipe up to learn more, to head to your bio link or to tap to purchase.

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PSA

Use storyboarding sparingly & strategically.

This way, it will make an impact.

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PSA

Use storyboarding sparingly & strategically.

This way, it will make an impact.

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Missed the intro?

Storyboarding For Instagram Stories:

What It Is + When To Use It

{find it at the link above}

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Missed the intro?

Storyboarding For Instagram Stories: What It Is + When To Use It

{find it at the link above}

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Thank you for reading!

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Thank you for reading!

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