Introduction to Storyboarding


Storyboarding is a visual blueprint for an animated film. This eight-week course will provide the basics of the craft of Story starting with the basics of film grammar, shot composition and common storytelling techniques. Students will undertake both a critical analytical breakdown of effective shot structure as well learn the foundations of how to take an idea from script to screen. Each week will consist of a lecture component, a practical hands-on component and a collaborative element to help students familiarize themselves with the stages of storyboarding for animation from initial concept all the way through to pitching. There will be a heavy drawing component to this class, but all skill levels are welcome.


Students will need to bring to class a large sketchbook, a black pen (sharpie) and a gray pen (for shading.) There will be weekly assignments.

“Victor Fuste served as a Training & Artistic Development Specialist at PDI/DreamWorks where he taught proprietary animation software, production management and helped studio artists develop their story skills through tailored workshops on storyboarding and screenwriting. He is currently a freelance story artist and writer.”

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Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE)

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