SAN FRANCISCO — Mekajiki Inc., has released its first commercial software application, Boardfish
(www.boardfish.io), a standalone page layout application designed specifically for storyboarding.
Boardfish instantly assembles panels into a professional storyboard layout with the flexibility to easily edit and customize layouts. Developed as an in-house tool at San Francisco based design and production company Swordfish, Boardfish is the first tool being productized through Mekajiki, Swordfish’s sister company.
“Since we started up Swordfish 4 years ago we have created a numerous tools to help solve our production problems.” says Matt Silverman, executive creative director/CEO, Mekajiki/Swordfish. “Most of our projects require boards of some sort– mood boards, storyboards, UX flows, shooting boards– and I have always been frustrated by the inefficient toolsets found in our off-the-shelf software for assembling boards. Over the past decade I’ve helped design and develop storyboard plug-ins and scripts for After Effects and InDesign, but nothing completely solved my production problems. I finally decided that the only way to do it right was to build a full-blown OSX application, and with the help of my partners at Mekajiki Boardfish was born.”
Boardish’s features include the ability to drag and drop images to instantly create boards; the ability to add up to four captions per panel; and tools for rearranging, deleting or hiding panels. Users have complete control of page size/orientation, panel layout, panel spacing, fonts and colors. They can also import corporate logos for a title page and headers/footers. Custom layouts can be saved into preset templates. The app is designed for OSX operating systems.