Storyboards are the visual blueprints of your film ideas, and an essential component of previsualizing and organizing your story during preproduction. This course will thoroughly acquaint students with Toon Boom's Storyboard Pro, a powerful application for drawing and formatting sequential images into storyboards and animatics. We will explore the aesthetic fundamentals of storyboarding (including narrative, dramatic beats, cinematography, blocking, performance and draftsmanship), and the technical aspects of Storyboard Pro (organization of images, text, panels and layers; time- line functionality; camera moves; transitions; synchronized audio tracks). Assignments are designed to guide students through this versatile application, beginning with toolbars, views, preference interfaces and drawing/painting tools, and finishing with the creation of fully realized storyboards and animatics. NOTE: Students will receive a license download of Toon Boom Harmony and Storyboard Pro for the duration of the course. Please bring a USB drive (8GB minimum) to each session. Lab time is included in the instructional hours; additional lab time is not available.
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