Storymapping is where our visual thinking goes into overdrive. When the script is close to being signed off, our Creative Team will ‘swarm’ your film, which means they get together to brainstorm ways of visualising the story. These are very lively sessions with lots of ideas thrown around and sparking off each other. The end result is a line-by-line breakdown of your script, presented as a Big Picture story map of how we will to tell your story visually. At this stage, we use ‘Blue Lines’ to differentiate from the final polished illustrations. The Blue Lines are quick and sketchy, and act as a draft of the illustrations that can be redrawn very easily and quickly. We will send you a copy of the map and later hold a conference call to talk you through the thinking behind our ideas and how they will be developed.