Storyboarding for Film: Illustrating Scripts and Stories

Ryan Falkner, Filmmaker and Storyboard Artist

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13 Lessons (1h 17m)
    • 1. Trailer

      1:30
    • 2. Introduction

      4:31
    • 3. Warm-Up: Storyboard a Tweet

      2:15
    • 4. Core Concepts: Storyboards

      4:23
    • 5. Core Concepts: Scripts

      7:01
    • 6. Cinematography: Camera Shots

      5:05
    • 7. Cinematography: Camera Angles and Thumbnail Sketches

      10:22
    • 8. Cinematography: Camera Diagrams and Frame Sizes

      7:57
    • 9. Storyboarding: Page One

      8:34
    • 10. Storyboarding: Page Two

      5:16
    • 11. Storyboarding: Page Three

      7:49
    • 12. Storyboarding: Final Pages

      4:01
    • 13. Final Touches: Transitions and Advice for Aspiring Artists

      8:21
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About This Class

Learn to draw the sketches that create your favorite films. This one-hour class is perfect for artists, writers, filmmakers, and creative storytellers of any skill level—all you need is a pen and paper.

Storyboard artist Ryan Falkner explains why storyboards and scripts matter to filmmaking, covers core concepts of cinematography and camera angles, and illustrates a short script from start to finish, revealing key insider tips on how to think like a storyboard artist, "see like a camera," and draw from your mind's eye.

With a wealth of downloadable additional resources—including a warm-up exercise, pages of annotated scripts and storyboards, a storyboarding template, and helpful reference charts illustrating key concepts—this is a fascinating, engaging class for everyone who loves good stories and wants to tell their own.