Storyboarding and animatics for animators and filmmakers in a day
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
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Course Code: VK561
Duration: 1 session
What is the course about?
On this practical course you will learn why professional film makers and animators use both storyboards and animatics to plan, communicate and gain funding for their projects. You will learn the terminology of different camera framing, angles and movement and how to represent your film idea as both a series of still images and a moving image animatic.
What will we cover?
- The difference between a storyboard and animatic.
- The role of storyboarding and animatics in professional film making practice
- Different shot types and their meanings
- Camera movements, camera angles and their uses.
- Drawing and annotating a storyboard
- scanning a storyboard into Photoshop cc
- Animating the storyboard into a basic animatic in Photoshop CC
- exporting an animatic as a QuickTime movie.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Understand the difference between a storyboard and animatic.
- Understand the role of storyboarding and animatics in professional film making practice
- Draw and annotate a storyboard using different camera framing and movements
- scan a basic storyboard into Photoshop cc
- Animate the storyboard in Photoshop CC to create a basic animatic
- export an animatic as a QuickTime movie.
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 Photoshop CC.
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, tutorials, group and individual assistance and hand-outs. Please note the City Lit uses Apple Mac computers in its Animation and Film studios.
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 Animation and Film through courses at the City Lit in the City Lit Animation course, Adobe Animate CC, Adobe After Effects CC, Animating with Photoshop, Narrative and experimental Film making and digital editing.