June 30, 2024 July 12, 2024
Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo
Cal Poly SLO - San Luis Obispo, CA
Storyboarding has long been used to visually plan and compose the final camera shots for film, animation, commercials, and video games. In this exciting course, students will learn the fundamentals of storyboarding, as well as the art of camera framing, camera angles, and camera movement. While reading and interpreting scripts, students will begin to quickly visualize a sequential series of illustrations to describe a narrative. Students will practice drawing basic figures, environments, and props to use for their storyboard. In the final days of the class, students will craft a 24+ panel storyboard, and present this in the form of a slideshow and animatic movie.
Topics you'll explore
There are nine 3-hour class sessions over the two-week course. During week one, students have class from 9am-12pm, Monday - Friday. During week two, students have class from 9am-12pm Monday through Thursday. Wednesday afternoons are dedicated to additional academic time (excursions, speakers).
Hands on Learning
Students will virtually visit the Walt Disney Family Museum - Storyboard Exhibit. They will also meet with local concept artist and movie illustrator Mike Butkus.