Storyboarding for Film: Illustrating Scripts and Stories Premium class
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Warm-Up: Storyboard a Tweet2:15
Core Concepts: Storyboards4:23
Core Concepts: Scripts7:01
Cinematography: Camera Shots5:05
Cinematography: Camera Angles and Thumbnail Sketches10:22
Cinematography: Camera Diagrams and Frame Sizes7:57
Storyboarding: Page One8:34
Storyboarding: Page Two5:16
Storyboarding: Page Three7:49
Storyboarding: Final Pages4:01
Final Touches: Transitions and Advice for Aspiring Artists8:21
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.
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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.
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.