“You can storyboard anything” says artist and trainer, Siobhan Twomey. Learn the art and craft of this essential skill as Siobhan reveals everything you need to know to get you started in the creative field of storyboarding!
Siobhan is a filmmaker, animator and storyboard artist. When she isn't busy with her professional projects she generously shares her knowledge through her many educational activities. We welcome Siobhan to our family of trainers!
Did you know that almost every film, commercial and some websites start out with a storyboard? It’s true and that’s why the storyboard artist is in such high demand! The fact is, anything that tells a story can be storyboarded... and there is no better way to initially visualize a production than to create a storyboard. That’s why almost every major film and TV show starts out as stick figures in frames!
In this course, designed by storyboard artist Siobhan Twomey, you learn everything you need to know to get started in this intensely creative profession. From basic concepts to more advanced drawing techniques, you get it all. You learn about the different types of storyboards and the basics of visual language. Siobhan then demonstrates the power of perspective and shot composition to add drama to a frame.
Next up are some great tutorials on drawing techniques where you learn how to draw simple, yet emotive characters that effectively show the feelings of the story with just a couple of strokes of the pen!
So sit back and watch as Siobhan “draws” you into her world and creates awesome storyboards right before your eyes!
Storyboards for "Garth and BeV" appear with kind permission from Kavaleer Productions Ltd, www.kavaleer.com
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unitymusic wrote on October 29, 2017
Fun course with lots of great tips! I enjoyed drawing along with the examples.
BPGeez wrote on February 9, 2016
I think the instructor does a WONDERFUL job on this course! She gives great examples and is very easy to understand and follow. Great gig MacPro!!
Hindie wrote on April 12, 2015
This is my first contact with storyboarding, and it was a pleasure to watch and learn, great tips on transmitting emotions thru images, and even learning how to do basic drawings. Very cool.
Genkai wrote on October 27, 2014
I don't draw but I am fascinated with film and this is really my first tutorial that has to do with the language of story telling. This vid does a great job at clearly explaining technique and terminology in animation and film. I also enjoyed the tips on what kind of shots worked best in dramatic scenes and which ones work best for comedic and so on. Lastly, I love the talk about the Golden Ratio and also that out of the 30 or so tutorials i have from MacPro, this is the first I have owned with a woman conducting the lesson which is always nice to break away from the standard which of course is men. Oh one more thing, I will definitely buy the other storyboard tutorial/vid and I hope they both end up under the Filmmaking tab in the Genre Browse as well as where they are now. I would hate for anyone to not know that these exist because they are not in their other proper home. thanks again.
Mark L74 wrote on June 30, 2014
Storyboarding has helped me to onderstaand the basics of animation. How to tell a story by sequencing and focusing on the message i want to het across. This will help me te enhance my animations for sure!
Morse wrote on February 20, 2014
Clear, fun, informative and inspiring! Great introduction to storyboarding basics and a bit of drawing fundamentals to boot.
Victor Santillan wrote on January 2, 2014
This is an amazing tutorial, I used to think I needed days of training to learn about storyboarding. But this really helped me a lot to compliment my video editing learning, and it's only about an hour long.
mikehughes wrote on December 31, 2013
Excellent course. Good delivery of content and relevant information. Could've used a bit more on the mechanics of getting storyboarding into the computer such as use of Photoshop, Templates, layers, etc. but that might be another course in itself.
Earwig wrote on December 20, 2013
This course really gets to the heart of what you will need to master to acquire the skills required for storyboarding . It also takes out any anxiety you may have about your own ability to storyboard successfully.
TBerg wrote on December 19, 2013
Great course. Short, succinct and to the point. Gave me an excellent intro into the why's and the how's of storyboarding.
Watched it all in one sitting.