Storyboard a simple premise
Using the method outlined above, create thumbnails, thumbnail revisions, storyboards, and storyboard revisions for the following simple premise: A character in a bind discovers a magic carpet. Where do they find it? Where do they go? That’s all I’m telling you, except that it must be 30 seconds long, exactly. Once you’ve completed your storyboard, pitch it to a group or a person. Time it out as best you can, and if you can access an editing program, go ahead and lay it into an animatic for final timing.