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Learn to draw a captivating story
This class will help you fall in love with the cinema, if you haven’t already. One of the main reasons we make art is to tell a story and/or to communicate an idea or emotion. However, the power of storytelling is often overlooked. This class will walk you through some of the fundamentals, such as framing and cutting your scenes, as well as ways to transition into the next one. How do we compose a simple dialogue between two characters without it being too boring? What about three? How can we make a fight scene more than just a series of cool moves? How do we overcome the fear of montages? Eventually we will also go over the process for boarding a sequence for a typical TV animated project. Even though the class has an emphasis on the application for animation storyboards, the core knowledge should be applicable to any other types of visual storytelling students may encounter in their future endeavors, such as live action projects, commercials, illustration books, comics, etc. By the end of class, students will be expected to learn how to think like a director of any storytelling project.
Storyboarding For Animation WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
The more you know, the better.
Igniting your imagination
Phil is currently engaged as a story artist for an upcoming feature animated film for Gaumont Animation studio. Past projects have included DC Superhero Girls, Glitch Techs, Ultimate Spider-Man, Ben10: Omniverse, Power Puff Girls, Turbo F.A.S.T., Niko and the Sword of Light, Moonbeam City, Disney’s Mulan, Tarzan, Lilo and Stitch, Monsters vs. Aliens, Everyone’s Hero, and Blazing Samurai to name a few. Since graduating from School of Visual Arts NYC, Phil Allora has had the opportunity to draw animation art and storyboards for feature films, live action, video games, animated series, and new media productions. Additionally, Phil has illustrated magazines, comic books, and generated concept art for marketing agencies.
Rachel Kral is a Storyboard Artist from Detroit, Michigan and graduate from Ringling College of Art and Design with a BFA in Computer Animation. Previously, she has worked on "The Mitchells vs. The Machines" at Sony Pictures Animation as well as a handful of freelance projects for indie games, indie shorts, and feature animation. She is currently boarding on "Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous" at Dreamworks TV. In 2018, Rachel and her thesis partner were nominated for a Student Academy Award for their animated short "Rebooted".
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Feb 8, 2021 - Apr 26, 2021
Kevin Saunders Whetstone
It helping me break my bad habits that built up over the years.
This class helped me apply so much more to my artistic knowledge and skills than I could have on my own, it offered very relative information and a new perspective that makes me look forward to learning about the subject even more than when I started.
Super helpful! I feel like a much more confident board artist now.
It helped swiftly acquiring a good set of tools to handle storyboard! Looking at the beginning of the course, the progress is quite great.
I got a lot better at thinking about action, emotion and acting in my work as well as sequential storytelling.
Made me a lot, lot faster. Got me thinking in a much better way and framing my shots a great deal better. Would recommend
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