ART308 STORYBOARDING FOR DIGITAL MEDIA

 

 

WEEKLY SCHEDULE - SPRING 2023

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

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

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

 

1. INTRO TO CLASS / SIX PANEL FICTION

WK01: JAN 09-13

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

TUESDAY: CHOOSING THE MOMENT - SIX PANEL FICTION

In Class Story Lab: Six Panel Fiction - Beats

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

THURSDAY: FROM PANELS TO STORYREEL

Demo/Tutorial: Six Panel Fiction - Premiere Pro Workflow

Assignment: Six Panel Fiction - Storyreel

 

2. PERSONAL MEMORY

WK02: JAN 16-20 - MLK DAY - NO CLASS MONDAY

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

TUESDAY: PERSONAL MEMORIES - SNAPSHOTS

Assignments: Personal Memory - Snap Shots

THURSDAY: STORY BEATS - PITCH NEXT TUESDAY

Demo/Tutorial: Storyreel 1 - Set-up, Practice & Pitch

Assignments: Personal Memory - Story Beats

 

WK03: JAN 23-27

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

TUESDAY: FILM LANGUAGE & A QUICK WORD ON LENSES

Demo/Tutorial: Story Reel pt. 2 - Shot Counts & Action Beats - 7:30

THURSDAY: SCENE BUILDS, ACTION BEATS

Demo/Tutorial: Storyreel 3 - Building a Shot with Layer Comps in Photoshop - 11:00

Assignment: Personal Memory - Scene Builds & Action Beats

 

WK04: JAN 30 - FEB 03

Reading 4: Framed Ink - Composing Shots with a Purpose; Visual Message within a Still; p.33-59;

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

Demo/Tutorial: Story Reel pt.4 - Setting Up a Camera Move in Photoshop - 22:00

THURSDAY:  STORYREEL I - ROUGH CUT

Demo/Tutorial: Story Reel pt.5a - Simulating Camera Moves in Adobe Premiere - 15:00 / in Adobe Premiere - 15:22

Assignment: Personal Memory - Rough Story Reel

 

WK05: FEB 06 -10

Reading 5: Framed Ink - Composing Shots with a Purpose; Working With Motion p. 60-72 

TUESDAY: STORY REEL II - FINISHED STORY REEL

THURSDAY:  FINISH YOUR STORYREEL

Assignment: Personal Memory - Finish Story Reel

 

2. STORIES FOR CHANGE PSA

WK06: FEB 13-17

Reading 6: Research Two Articles

TUESDAY: STORIES FOR CHANGE - INTRO

Assignment: Images for Change

THURSDAY: STORIES FOR CHANGE - STORY BEATS

Assignment: Stories for Change - Research & Story Beats

 

WK07: FEB 20-24

Reading 7: Visual Story: Contrast, Affinity & Visual Space - Reading Guide Here

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WK08: FEB 27 - MAR 03

Reading 8: TBA

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MARCH 5 - 13 - SPRING BREAK

 

WK09: MAR 13-17

Reading 9: Framed Ink - Composing Shots with a Purpose; Visual Message within a Still; p.33-59

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WK10: MAR 20-24

 

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3. FINAL PROJECT: STORY TREATMENT & STORYREEL

WK11: MAR 27-31

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

TUESDAY:

THURSDAY: GENTLE WEEKEND BREAK

 

WK12: APR 03-07

Reading 12: Pixar's 22 Rules of Storytelling. - Reading Guide Here

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WK13: APR 10-14

Reading 13: The Heroes Journey: Step by Step - Reading Guide Here

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WK14: APR 17 -21

Reading 14: Mark Kennedy: A quick Primer in Values - Reading Guide Here

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WK15: APR 24

Reading 15: Why and How to Incorporate Custom Sound Design - Reading Guide Here

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EXAM WEEK: MAY 01 - 04

SPRING ANIMATION SHOWCASE / BFA EXHIBITION - PARK LIBRARY - MAY 02

6:00 PM - Spring Animation Showcase - Opperman Auditorium

7:15 PM - Animation BFA Thesis Showcase - Opperman Auditorium

8:00 PM - Animation BFA Thesis Exhibition Reception - Park Library, 3rd Floor Gallery