Storyboarding for Film & Animation

Learn the fundamentals of storyboarding, from interpreting scripts to visualizing sequential illustrations

Program Highlights

Learn how to create a sequential storyboard from a script
Understand industry standards for storyboarding
Develop your own characters, environments, and props
Present your storyboards as a slideshow and animatic

Residential Tuition:


Session 1:
June 30, 2024 July 12, 2024


Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo
Cal Poly SLO - San Luis Obispo, CA

Course Overview

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.

Meet your instructor

Eric Hoff

Storyboarding for Film & Animation Cal Poly

Eric Hoff is a SLO County native who has worked in the Animation Industry in Los Angeles for 13 years. Eric has worked as a storyboard artist on several animated shows such as Rick and Morty, Bob’s Burgers, and the Great North.

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Course Structure

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).

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