Who should attend
This course is for anyone who wants to learn how to tell a story visually in sequential panels, for your portfolio, a film or animation project, a comic book or other visual projects.
About the course
A storyboard is a series of panels with drawings and images displayed in sequence for the purpose of pre-visualising one or more scenes for a film, animation, a commercial or even interactive media. The storyboarding process helps film directors, animators, TV producers and clients to visualise scenes and sequence of events before committing to production (of a film, animation, etc) to find potential problems and improve the story. It’s a very creative and exciting stage of working with motion pictures, where everything is possible!
A storyboard is a visual layout of events as they are to be seen through the camera lens. With a storyboard, your goal is to communicate your vision to other people. In this course you will learn and apply the essential skills about this process, to tell stories using sequential images, and create your own drawn sequence.
To get the most out of this course you should commit at least 1 or 2 hours per week to draw what you’ve learned, and have some basic drawing skills. A storyboard can be drawn on paper or created digitally with Photoshop or other program, or with free storyboard drawing software available online. If you’re drawing digitally, a Wacom graphic tablet and pen would be beneficial.
- Storyboard as a point of reference
- Principles of storyboarding
- How to construct a story with acts and sequences
- Working with story panels
- Types of shots and camera moves
- How to frame your shot and camera angles
- Using directional arrows, indicating action and camera movement
- Direction of action
- Common pitfalls: the Dos and Don'ts of storyboarding
By the end of this course you will have:
- An understanding and knowledge of storyboard principles
- Learned to deconstruct a film/animation scene
- Learned to construct a scene visually
- Created a storyboard sequence
- Learned about camera moves, actors or characters movement, scene staging
Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
We are happy to help you find a suitable online alternative.