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.
Brittany McCarthy graduated from CALARTS in 2013 with a BFA in 2D Character Animation. She is a Storyboard Artist with 8+ years of Industry experience in Burbank/Los Angeles.
Brittany has done storyboards for various companies, including Nickelodeon, Warner Brothers, Fox, and Titmouse. She has experience on Prime Time Comedy series, such as “Bob’s Burgers”, Action/Adventure series, such as “Niko and the Amulet of Power” and “Star Trek: Lower Decks”, preschool series with “Santiago of the Seas”, and now Classic Cartoon style shows with “Bugs Bunny Builders”.
Janice Chun is a Storyboard Artist and Writer at Cartoon Network who's worked for various studios such as Warner Bros, Netflix, and South Park Studios. Some of her past projects include "Close Enough", "Inside Job", "Animaniacs", and "We Baby Bears".
Since graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design, Janice has a host of professional experiences from VFX, commercial, to TV animation. She's worked in various cartoon styles from Adult Prime Time, Family, Kids, and now Pre-School.
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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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