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Storyboard Mentorship

An 8-week course geared towards storyboarding for film, games, and animation. Students will focus on fine-tuning ideas, characters, and create their own professional storyboard sequence

Course Categories
Course Format:
Live group sessions
Duration:
8 weeks
Materials:
Storyboard Pro (student edition), Wacom Cintiq (or similar drawing set up), Required Books: See syllabus for complete list
Lecture Type:
Live group sessions| Group lectures will last between 1-2 hours each week
Assignment:
Due each week. Recommended time per week spent on homework: 4-8 hours, depending on your skill level and the difficulty of the assignment
Skills Level:
Intermediate
Feedback:
Recorded (all lectures and critiques will be recorded for later viewing)
Q&A:
Included at the end of live lectures
Prerequisites:
Students should have a good foundational understanding of storyboarding, shots, perspective, and character drawing.
Course Format:
Live group sessions
Duration:
8 weeks
Materials:
Storyboard Pro (student edition), Wacom Cintiq (or similar drawing set up), Required Books: See syllabus for complete list
Lecture Type:
Live group sessions| Group lectures will last between 1-2 hours each week
Assignment:
Due each week. Recommended time per week spent on homework: 4-8 hours, depending on your skill level and the difficulty of the assignment
Skills Level:
Intermediate
Feedback:
Recorded (all lectures and critiques will be recorded for later viewing)
Q&A:
Included at the end of live lectures
Prerequisites:
Students should have a good foundational understanding of storyboarding, shots, perspective, and character drawing.
Course Format:
Live group sessions
Duration:
8 weeks
Materials:
Storyboard Pro (student edition), Wacom Cintiq (or similar drawing set up), Required Books: See syllabus for complete list
Lecture Type:
Live group sessions| Group lectures will last between 1-2 hours each week
Assignment:
Due each week. Recommended time per week spent on homework: 4-8 hours, depending on your skill level and the difficulty of the assignment
Skills Level:
Intermediate
Feedback:
Recorded (all lectures and critiques will be recorded for later viewing)
Q&A:
Included at the end of live lectures
Prerequisites:
Students should have a good foundational understanding of storyboarding, shots, perspective, and character drawing.
COURSE OVERVIEW
COURSE OVERVIEW
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
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Week 1 | Introduction / Ideas development

Explain class structure | Explain storyboard passes | Explain length of sequences | Developing ideas, forming the sequence | Anatomy of a sequence | Explaining film studies

Week 2 | Shots & Composition

Evolution from stage to camera | Cutting | Jump Cuts | Geography | 180 degree rule / screen direction | Shot Progression | Composition rules | Composing graphically and organized | Shot variety

Week 3 | Animation Principles

Explain the basic animation principles | Acting / Rough Pass | Gesture Drawing | Perspective grids | Storyboard Pro workflow

Week 4 | Drawing for Storyboards

Storyboard shorthands | Environment Drawing | Perspective for Storyboarding

Week 5 | Character Writing

Who is your character? | Wants vs Needs | What do we admire in a character | Fill up your character | Elevator Test

Week 6 | Camera & Perspective

Perspective for storyboarding | Camera Moves | Perspective turning | Animating a box

Week 7 | Acting and Posing

Realistic vs. broad acting | Key poses for storyboarding | Pushing the gesture in the acting | Contrast in poses

Week 8 | Solid Drawing & Storyboarding Techniques

Solid Drawing and form | Expressions | Effects | Tone | Tracking

Storyboard Mentorship
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Instructor

Real heroes don't wear capes; they teach

Kevin Reed has worked on various television shows as a storyboard artist (The Tom and Jerry show, Niko and the Sword of Light). He is currently storyboarding for an animated feature film coming in 2020.

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May 3, 2021 - Jul 19, 2021
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COURSE BEGINS
July 11th

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Receive personal individual feedback on all submitted assignments from the industry’s best artist.

1+ Year Access

Enjoy over 365 days of full course access. This includes all lectures, feedback, and Live Q&A recordings.

Certificate of Completion

Earn a Certificate of Completion when you complete and turn in 80% of course assignments.

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Storyboard Mentorship
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SUMMER TERM REGISTRATION
May 3, 2021 - Jul 19, 2021
ONLY
$799
COURSE BEGINS
July 11th
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