ART308 STORYBOARDING FOR DIGITAL MEDIA

 

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1. PERSONAL MEMORY

WK01: AUG 30-SEPT 03

TUESDAY: WRITING WITH PICTURES

Reading 1: Making Comics: Writing with Pictures pt 1 p. 8-25 - Download: PDF of first reading if your book hasn't arrived

THURSDAY: PERSONAL MEMORIES - SNAPSHOTS

Demo/Tutorial 1: From Sketchbook to Pitchable Panels - JSL Story App

Assignment: Personal Memory - Snapshots

 

WK02: SEPT 06-10 LABOR DAY - NO CLASS MONDAY

TUESDAY: CHOOSING THE MOMENT - SIX PANEL FICTION

In Class Story Lab: Six Panel Fiction

Reading 2: Making Comics: Writing with Pictures pt 2 p. 26-53

Demo/Tutorial 2: Six Panel Fiction - Adobe Rush Workflow

THURSDAY: STORY BEATS - PITCH NEXT TUESDAY

Demo/Tutorial 3: Story Pitch Demo - Set-up, Practice and Pitch with Adobe Bridge

Assignments: Personal Memory - Story Beats

 

WK03: SEPT 13-17

TUESDAY: FILM LANGUAGE & A QUICK WORD ON LENSES

Reading 3: Framed Ink; Working the Flat Surface/A Quick Word on Lenses p. 24-30

Demo/Tutorial 4: Storyboard Scene Builds & Action Beats - Photoshop Layer Comps

THURSDAY: STORY BUILDS, ACTION BEATS & CAMERA MOVES

Demo/Tutorial 5: Building a Camera Move with Photoshop Comp Layers

Assignment: Story Builds, Action Beats & Camera Moves

 

WK04: SEPT 20-24

TUESDAY: VISUAL STORY - CONTRAST & AFFINITY

Reading 4: Visual Story: Contrast, Affinity & Visual Space - Reading Guide Here

Demo/Tutorial 6: Storyreel Workflow - Photoshop to Adobe Rush

THURSDAY:  FINISH YOUR STORYREEL

Assignment: Personal Memory - Finished Story Reel

 

2. STORIES FOR CHANGE (30 - 40 SEC PSA)

WK05: SEPT 26-OCT 01

TUESDAY: STORIES FOR CHANGE - EXPLORING THEMES

Reading 5: Research Two Articles

Assignment: Images for Change

THURSDAY:  DEVELOPING STORY BEATS

Assignments: Stories for Change - Research & Story Beats

 

WK06: OCT 04-08

TUESDAY: CAMERA, STAGING & VISUAL CONTINUTY

Reading 6: Framed Ink - Composing Shots with a Purpose; Visual Message within a Still; p.33-59;

Demo/Tutorial 7: Mapping a Scene

Assignments: Production Maps

THURSDAY: STORY BUILDS, ACTION BEATS & CAMERA MOVES

Assignments: Scene Build-outs (FG, MG, BG)

 

WK07: OCT 11-15 CMU WELLNESS BREAK - NO CLASS MONDAY/TUESDAY

THURSDAY: WORKING WITH MOTION

Reading  7: Framed Ink - Composing Shots with a Purpose; Working With Motion p. 60-72 

Assignments: Rough Cut - Add extra panels as needed, camera motion and establish shot counts 

 

WK08: OCT 18-22

TUESDAY/THURSDAY: LIGHTING & TONE

Reading 8: Mark Kennedy: A quick Primer in Values - Reading Guide Here

Demo/Tutorial 8: Submitting Final PSA Storyreel

Assignments: Tonal Keys / Final Cut - Finished Storyreel  

 

 

3A. FINAL PROJECT I: STORY EXPLORATION

WK09: OCT 25-29

TUESDAY: INTRO TO FINAL PROJECT / FIVE MODES OF CONFLICT

Reading 9: The Heroes Journey: Step by Step - Reading Guide Here

Assignment: Story Exploration: Conflict (5 Images)

THURSDAY: CONTRAST - ORDINARY VS. EXTRAORDINARY

Assignment: Story Exploration: Contrast (2 images)

 

WK10: NOV 01-05

TUESDAY: STORY STRUCTURE IN THREE ACTS

Lab: Story Stucture in Three Acts

Reading 10: Pixar's 22 Rules of Storytelling. - Reading Guide Here

THURSDAY:

Assignment: Three Act Story Treatment

 

WK11: NOV 08-12

TUESDAY: CHARACTER RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

Reading 11: Making Comics - Stories for Humans - Character Design p. 58-79

THURSDAY: INNER LIFE, VISUAL DISTINCTION & EXPRESSIVE TRAITS

Assignment: Character Research, Biography & Exploration Sheet

 

3B. FINAL PROJECT II: STORYREEL CONSTRUCTION

WK12: NOV 15-19

TUESDAY: SEVEN STORY BEATS / COLOR & TONE - EMOTIONAL ARC

Reading 12: Why and How to Incorporate Custom Sound Design - Reading Guide Here

THURSDAY: 

Demo/Tutorial 9: Creating a Tonal Script - Photoshop

Assignment: Story Beats (7 panels)/Tonal Script

 

WK13: NOV 22-26 THANKSGIVING BREAK - NO CLASS WEDNESDAY THRU FRIDAY

THURSDAY: SCENE BUILDS IN PHOTOSHOP/CAMERA MOTION REVISITED

Reading 13: None

Assignment: Multi-panel Action Beats - Scene Build-outs (FG, MG, BG)

 

WK14: NOV 29-DEC 03

TUESDAY / THURSDAY:TRANSITION AND PACE / STORYREEL 1ST DRAFT

Reading 14: None

Assignment: First Draft Story Reel - Audio, Pacing and Tone

 

WK15: DEC 06-10

TUESDAY / THURSDAY: TRANSITION AND PACE / STORYREEL 1ST DRAFT

Reading 15: None

Assignment: Story Reel - Final Draft / Story Treatment Revisions (Due for Exam)

 

EXAM: DEC 14 - 2:00-3:50

Final Storyreel & Treament Due