Computer Graphics Master Academy (CGMA) is having me teach again. The first class session went great. We covered as many story topics as I could think of and I think the students and I all learned a lot together. The Q & A time was really fun and extremely productive. We did some exercises/demos using pictionary cards and created beatboards, storyboards, and some gag drawings.
Some of the things we cover in the class:
-Brainstorming and Coming up with Gags and Story Material
-Feature Storyboarding Pipeline/Process/Techniques
I must say, teaching has been a very fulfilling and rewarding process. I will not forget my students from the last session, they challenged me and I hope I've challenged them to become better story tellers. CGMA is a very professional group, and like I said before, it is an honor to collaborate with them. The website is very organized and allows for easy feedback and critique for the students work.
Basically it works like this:
1 - A one hour video is made available to watch at the beginning of the week for you to watch whenever it is convenient.
2 - At the end of the week you turn in your assignment.
3 - You get a video/written feedback within 48 hours.
4 - Tune in for a one hour Q & A every week at a specific time, or watch it afterwards whenever it is convenient.
The link to the story boarding class can be found HERE.
Registration ends in a week, so sign up fast. It is a great opportunity to be exposed to the terminology/vocabulary/process of the industry.
And for those who were able to attend that webinar last weekend, I am in the process of cleaning up the boards. I thought it might be helpful to see the roughs and clean-ups.
For those who missed it, below are the rough designs and thumbnails I created for myself just for this little moment/sequence. I try to give myself the character designs, locations and any prop designs, much like you'd ideally receive when you are given a sequence to board.
Like I said, the story boards are still to come.