Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy animation – Storyboarding

Posted on Aug 8, 2014 in Animation Preproduction

WARNING! Some images are graphic, if you are comfortable with operating room images, please proceed to read!

Hello again blog followers!

During the last month of finishing my Master’s Research Project, I started an internship with the Perioperative Interactive Education group at Toronto General Hospital (needless to say, I managed to turn a crazy busy month even more hectic!). My project was to create a laparascopic cholecystectomy animation for teaching purposes.

Project overview

Objective: An animation hosted for teaching purposes

Target Audience: Year 1 and 2 surgical residents

The animation will feature three main segments: 1) Orientation and surgical prep 2) Entry into the abdomen and 3) Removal of the gall bladder and closure.


Preproduction and storyboarding

Prior to storyboarding, I had the opportunity to observe a laparoscopic cholecystectomy procedure at Toronto East General Hospital. This helped me gather information and video footage that I needed to better understand the procedure.

Below is the first draft of my storyboard that was presented to my content expert and colleagues for feedback and scientific accuracy.

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