ART308 STORYBOARDING FOR DIGITAL MEDIA

 

 

WEEKLY SCHEDULE - FALL 2022

Tuesday/Thursday: 2:00-4:50, Wightman 135

Sleeper's Personal Zoom Room - Password: animation / CMU Animation Discord Server

Class Demo/Tutorials Page / 308 Readings & Film Lists / 308 Basecamp Folders

 

1. PERSONAL MEMORY

WK01: AUG 29-SEPT 02

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 05-09 - 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: Story Reel pt. 1 - Set-up, Practice and Pitch with Adobe Bridge

Assignments: Personal Memory - Story Beats

 

WK03: SEPT 12-16

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: Story Reel pt. 2 - Shot Counts, Scene Builds & Action Beats using Layer Comps in Photoshop - 39:17

 

THURSDAY: SCENE BUILDS, ACTION BEATS

Demo/Tutorial: Story Reel pt. 3 - Building a Shot with Layer Comps in Photoshop -20:34

Assignment: Scene Builds & Action Beats

 

WK04: SEPT 19-23

TUESDAY: STORYREEL I - ROUGH CUT / INTRO TO CAMERA MOVES

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

Demo/Tutorial: Story Reel pt.4 - Simulating Camera Moves in Photoshop - 46:17

THURSDAY:  STORYREEL I - ROUGH CUT

Assignment: Personal Memory - Rough Story Reel

 

WK05: SEPT 26-30

TUESDAY: STORY REEL II - FINISHED STORY REEL

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

Demo/Tutorial: Story Reel pt.5 - Simulating Camera Moves in Adobe Premiere - 18:00

THURSDAY:  FINISH YOUR STORYREEL

Assignment: Personal Memory - Finish Story Reel

 

2. STORIES FOR CHANGE PSA

WK06: OCT 03-07

TUESDAY: STORIES FOR CHANGE - EXPLORING THEMES

Reading 5: Research Two Articles

THURSDAY:  DEVELOPING IMAGES

Assignment: Images for Change

 

WK07: OCT 10-14

TUESDAY: STORIES FOR CHANGE - RESEARCH

Reading 5: Research Two Articles

Assignment: Images for Change

THURSDAY:  DEVELOPING STORY BEATS

Assignments: Stories for Change - Research & Story Beats

 

WK08: OCT 17-21 CMU FALL BREAK

TUESDAY: NO CLASS

THURSDAY:  REFRAMING STORY - PRODUCTION MAPS & SCENE BUILDS

Assignments:

 

WK09: OCT 24-28

TUESDAY: CAMERA, STAGING & VISUAL CONTINUTY

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

Assignments: Production Maps

THURSDAY: ACTION BEATS, SHOT COUNTS & BEGIN SCENE BUILDS

Assignments: Establish shot counts and Begin Scene Build-outs (FG, MG, BG)

 

WK10: OCT 31-NOV 04

TUESDAY: WORKING WITH MOTION

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

Demo/Tutorial: Mapping a Scene

THURSDAY: SCENE BUILDS & CAMERA MOVES

Assignments: First Draft Story Reel - Audio & Pacing / Submitting Final PSA Storyreel

 

3. FINAL PROJECT: STORY EXPLORATION, TREATMENT & FINAL STORYREEL

WK11: NOV 07-11

TUESDAY: INTRO TO FINAL PROJECT/FIVE MODES OF CONFLICT

Reading 8: Making Comics -Stories for Humans - Character Design p. 58-79

Watch: Chuck Jones - The Evolution of an Artist

THURSDAY

Assignment: Story Exploration: Conflict (5 Images) Y:

 

WK12: NOV 14-18

TUESDAY: STORY STRUCTURE IN THREE ACTS

Pitch: Story Exploration: Conflict (5 Images)

Reading 10: The Heroes Journey: Step by Step - Reading Guide Here

Watch:(review) Beginnings - Setting a Story in Motion

Lab: Story Stucture in Three Acts

THURSDAY: STORY STRUCTURE LAB

Reading 9: Pixar's 22 Rules of Storytelling. - Reading Guide Here

Assignment: Three Act Story Treatment / Story Exploration: Conflict (9-12 panel Pitch)

 

WK13: NOV 21-25 - THANKSGIVING BREAK

TUESDAY: LIGHTING, COLOR & TONE - EMOTIONAL ARC

Reading 11: Mark Kennedy: A quick Primer in Values - Reading Guide Here

Demo/Tutorial 9: Creating a Tonal Script - Photoshop

Assignment: Complete Action Beats "Thumbnail" / Tonal Script

THURSDAY: NO CLASS

 

WK14: NOV 28-DEC 02

CAMERA MOTION REVISITED

TUESDAY/THURSDAY: SCENE BUILDS IN PHOTOSHOP / STORYREEL ROUGH CUT

Watch: Akira Kurosawa - Composing Movement / Satoshi Kon - Editing Space & Time

Assignment: Multi-panel Action Beats - Scene Build-outs (FG, MG, BG) / Story Reel Rough Cut

 

WK15: DEC 05-09

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

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

Watch: Listening to Toy Story - Sound Design

Assignment: (Due Exam Week) Story Reel - 2nd Draft / Story Treatment Revisions

 

EXAM WEEK: DEC 12-15