Pre-production: Before pressing record - Creator Academy YouTube

With proper planning, you can turn your ideas into great videos. Learn how the experts create scripts, storyboards and more for superior pre-production.

Turn your ideas into great videos by borrowing strategies that filmmakers use like creating scripts, schedules, storyboards and more. Learn why these tools can benefit shoots big or small.

To complete this course: First, sign in, then finish the lessons at your own pace and pass the course exam with 75% to get your letter of completion.

  1. Tips for scripts

    Scripts can both help you tell your story and help you stay on schedule (and budget).

  2. Why storyboard

    Communication is key to a great production. Use storyboards to visualize your ideas and plan an efficient shoot.

  3. Plan your shoots

    Unlock your true potential as a creator: Boost your production planning and time management skills.

  4. Bring your idea to life

    Create a foundation, and then keep brainstorming! Fresh ideas will keep you excited about making new videos.