View Full Version : Animation Academy - Class One: Storyboarding

04-07-2011, 12:59 PM
Note - I have to wait till a friend comes home to get his camera so I can upload pictures for examples. This will be a day or two more. I thought I'd at least give you information now.

Intro - Everything in the world has to go through a refinement proccess. In most things it goes through this one:

Rough Draft
Final Version

We are going to work with the step of brainstorming for animation. Storyboarding. Storyboarding is laying out the story in different pictures. For this lesson we will be doing one detailed storyboard step and 20 small thumbnail storyboards.

Goal - Get 20 thumbnail storyboards that follow a story and one of those storyboards turned into a more detailed storyboard.

Challenge - Make a set of 40 thumbnail storyboards for one story and turn 10 of them into detailed storyboards.

Example (Thanks gunz) : http://pingmag.jp/images/article/storyboard05.jpg
Let me know if you have questions.

04-07-2011, 06:42 PM
From my animation experience. Storyboarding is the fun, easy part....and then comes actually animating haha.
Awesome thing you got going on here Jai. I'd also recommend you throw in some professional examples or something just for expert testimony.
Goodluck allz.

04-07-2011, 06:43 PM
Storyboarding is the only easy part, but I still like actually animating it as well. It's just not the easy part. :/

04-07-2011, 08:48 PM
So basically, we're trying to shoot for 20 frame-by-frame panels of the animation? Just want to make sure. C:

04-08-2011, 12:54 PM
1: What Rio said.
2: Can We post examples in this lesson and future lessons to be "graded" or something?

04-08-2011, 07:43 PM
will the storyboard we are creating be used for a later lessons on animation?

04-08-2011, 08:05 PM
Rio: Yes.

Rabbid: That is what I would love for you to do!

Slurpee: Most likely.

04-08-2011, 09:16 PM
Oh yes, and is there a due date?

04-09-2011, 02:07 AM
The end of the second week after a class is posted.

04-09-2011, 11:49 AM
The end of the second week after a class is posted.

I better get started then! But first a story... Hrrmmmmm.....

04-09-2011, 02:53 PM
Im a bit lost. Imentioned that im hopeless ^-^' So we can make the storyboard in photoshop right? O

04-09-2011, 03:01 PM
yes u can

04-09-2011, 04:39 PM
Here, a storyboard template :)

04-10-2011, 06:05 AM
In the name of the pink fireflies, explain to the non-English girl, please.

Goal - One story with 20 thumbnails or 20 stories with as many thumbnails we desire and one chosen from them to be detailed? Or.. huh?
Challenge - One story, 40 different ways to show it and then 10 of the ways - detailed?

Feeling as if those language classes were darn useless. o.O
And yeah, thanks for the templates ^.^

04-10-2011, 11:16 PM
One story with 20 different thumbnails (Choose one to make detailed) and one story with 40 thumbnails (Choose ten to make detailed).

04-11-2011, 03:35 AM
Thaaaanks ^^