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Should an image be converted to a jpeg or a gif?
The loose rule of thumb is that jpegs work best for photographs, especially those of people. Gifs on the otherhand are recommended for pieces that have less variations between tones. But when download time is thrown into the mix, the equation becomes a little fuzzy. All of a sudden, gifs begin looking attractive in situations where a long wait would be particularly obtrusive.
         My best advice is to make both a jpeg and a gif of each visual for the image file. It's easy to do, so why not allow the ability to experiment with which solution looks and works best with other content. As the Internet gets faster, the images can easily be exchanged. The top example is our gif, then comes the jpeg.


A black and white storyboard is enough
So long as there is someone to explain the action, black and white drawings are plenty to present the merits of any idea. They also serve well as a guide during the working production of a tv, video and/or movie creation. I particularly like the absence of color because there is much less implication that the art needs to be duplicated in any way. Thus, participants can creatively adapt to the actual physical characteristics of a real set without being fettered by an unrealistic storyboard interpretation.
         Color should be used when the boards must stand on their own, without a presenter. Or when the audience is extraordinarily large. In this case, a little extra polish may be needed to hold everyone's attention. For on-the-job reference purposes, black and copies can always be made later.

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