Storyboarding and animatics for animators and filmmakers

Course Dates: 01/05/24 - 02/05/24
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Keeley Street
Storyboards and animatics are crucial for planning, developing and communicating your film and animation projects to clients, funders or collaborators. Learn how to represent your project in still and moving image format showing different camera shots, framing, camera movement, action, timing and sound.
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Storyboarding and animatics for animators and filmmakers
  • Course Code: VK562
  • Dates: 01/05/24 - 02/05/24
  • Time: 18:00 - 21:00
  • Taught: Wed-Thu, Evening
  • Duration: 2 sessions
  • Location: Keeley Street
  • Tutor: Stephanie Griffiths

Course Code: VK562

Wed-Thu, eve, 01 May - 02 May '24

Duration: 2 sessions

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What is the course about?

On this practical short course you will learn why professional film makers use storyboards and animatics to plan, develop and communicate their projects. You will learn the meanings of different camera framing, angles, and camera movement and the correct way to describe action, timings and sound to represent your film or animation idea.

What will we cover?

- The role of storyboarding and animatics in professional film and animation practice.
- Different shot types and their meanings
- Camera movements, camera angles and their uses.
- Drawing and annotating a storyboard
- Creating an animatic using Premiere Pro CC.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- understand the role of storyboarding and animatics in professional film making and animation practice
- understand the uses and conventions of different shot types and camera movements
- understand the terminology of different shot types and camera movements
- draw and annotate a storyboard to represent different camera framing, camera movements, actions, sound and timings.
- present your storyboard as a basic animatic using Premiere Pro CC.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is a beginners’ course. You do not need experience in storyboarding or using Premiere but you are expected to be able to open applications, navigate, open and save files,.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will be taught using a range of techniques including workshops, short lectures, demonstrations, practical exercises, group and individual assistance and hand-outs. Please note the City Lit uses Apple Mac computers in their Film making and Animation studios.
We use Google Classroom E-learning platform which will store all tasks, notes and resources. You will be sent an email with the necessary information and will need to login into your Google classroom before each sessions starts.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

The latest professional equipment and software are available for your use throughout the course. It would be useful to bring a memory stick if you would like to take your work home with you (or portable hard drive – please note PC formatted hard drives can be read by Apple mac computers, but not written to.).

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

You can further develop your skills and interest in Film making through a range of courses at the City Lit in digital film making using HD, DSLR and iPhone cameras, editing courses across a range of software platforms and sound recording courses. You can also enhance your skills in digital animation (Animate, Photoshop, After Effects, CD4lite and Blender) as well as stop motion animation courses in narrative and Experimental stop motion.

Stephanie Griffiths

Stephanie Griffiths is a BAFTA award winning animator with over 20 years professional experience working on numerous well known children’s animated programmes. As well as a string of credits in broadcast model and drawn animation, Stephanie has produced experimental films creatively combining animation and live action. She is also an accomplished puppet maker and puppeteer. Teaching and mentoring has been an integral part of Stephanie’s practice and she has facilitated and mentored a wide range of innovative animation and art projects working with different communities and international artists.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.