2 free anime storyboard templates for 16:9 films

Free Anime Storyboard Template for 1.77:1 aspect ratio

This is a free anime storyboard template in PDF format on DIN A4 vertical (portrait) page, designed for print. This template comes in two PDF with 5 frames per sheet each in 16:9 (1:77:1) aspect ratio. One has a custom storyboard logo, the other lets you write your production details. The layout is inspired by the beautiful storyboards from Studio Ghibli.

Boxes:

  • The first column indicates cuts. Use it to number your shots—you can have several pictures for the same shot.
  • The second and main column stands for the picture screen. That’s where you draw or place your pictures.
  • Then there is a space for your script notes for action, dialogue, etc.
  • The last column, time, is for annotating the duration of your shots in seconds.

It is ready to print, so you can start drawing on paper, that’s the way to do it!

Here is another way you can use this template: open it in Photoshop, choose crop to Art Box or Crop Box in Import PDF > Page options and draw your board on a new blank layer.

(Click on the pictures for details)

Overview of the template

Cool, I could use this template!

You can find the (free) Japanese version of this template here: https://gum.co/ghibli-storyboard_Jp_pdf_16x9.

If you need an editable version of this template, you can find the Adobe InDesign version here: https://gum.co/Ghibli_En_idml_16x9.

or, if you prefer, the Apple Pages version here: https://gum.co/Ghibli_Pages_En_16x9.

Software: PDF

Format: DIN A4 portrait
Screen ratio: 1.77:1 (16:9)

Two free PDF Ghibli-style Anime storyboard templates, in Japanese, 1.77:1 Aspect Ratio on A4 vertical numbered.

$ Free