Hitchcock: Mobile Storyboarding for iPhone

Posted on Sep 3, 2009

I posted Hitchcock to eHub last night and it’s been on my mind today.

Hitchcock is the world’s first mobile story boarding application. With Hitchcock you can have your first story board up and running in a matter of minutes. Hitchcock streamlines the process of storyboarding by allowing you to compose storyboards using photos rather than the tedious hand drawing process. This allows professionals and students to portray their vision to others in a easily controllable and transportable format.

By using photos rather than hand-drawing scenes, you can work faster and more spontaneously, making changes and edits while creating.  Import a series of photos from the library or just take them with the camera. They’ll be placed into the panels you would have in a storyboard.  You can then rearrange panels, record audio, add characters (silhouettes), set the duration, add directional arrows and text, pan and zoom key frames.

This is a great example of taking a complex process and making it simpler with the appropriate technology.  Ideas can come from anywhere and you always have your phone when you’re out.

While I’m not a filmmaker, I’ve been thinking of ways to use this in my work/life as a designer. I see design as story-telling at its best. The design process itself can be seen as a storyboard. I’ll let you know what I discover. If you’re using it for filmmaking or in your creative process, let me know!

Hitchcock is available for $20 in iTunes.

1 Comment

  1. Dave Malouf
    September 3, 2009

    Awesome tool! Thanx!
    I’ve been using Comic Touch as a hack to doing what Hichcock is designed to do. Nice to know someone took the effort!
    — dave