Storyboarding for Film: Illustrating Scripts and Stories Premium class

Ryan Falkner, Filmmaker and Storyboard Artist

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13 Videos (1h 17m)
    • Trailer

    • Introduction

    • Warm-Up: Storyboard a Tweet

    • Core Concepts: Storyboards

    • Core Concepts: Scripts

    • Cinematography: Camera Shots

    • Cinematography: Camera Angles and Thumbnail Sketches

    • Cinematography: Camera Diagrams and Frame Sizes

    • Storyboarding: Page One

    • Storyboarding: Page Two

    • Storyboarding: Page Three

    • Storyboarding: Final Pages

    • Final Touches: Transitions and Advice for Aspiring Artists


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.

24 of 25 students recommendSee All

Very helpful for people who are looking for the fundamentals of storyboarding.
Very good as an introductory course to storyboarding. I would have liked a more detailed explanation of the reason to choose each camera angle and shot.
Vicho F.

The Animator

This was a great introductory class to the storyboarding world. I recommend it not just to aspiring storyboard artist, but to aspiring filmmakers as well.





Ryan Falkner

Filmmaker and Storyboard Artist

Ryan Falkner is a filmmaker with over 15 years of experience as a storyboard artist and a lifetime as a storyteller. Over the past decade, Ryan has worked on over two dozen feature films, most notably The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, Charlie St Cloud, Pineapple Express, Dukes of Hazzard, and Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle.

He has also worked on such popular TV shows including The Cape, Harry’s Law, House MD, ER, Desperate Housewives, and The Mentalist, as well as countless commercials and network promos.

Ryan has also directed a number of short films and music videos, and from 2005-2007 was a dancer and percussionist for Beck. He holds a BA in Humanities with a minor in Art from Pepperdine University. He currently lives in Los Angeles.