Intensive Storyboarding Masterclass

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Course Details

An experiential one day course designed to build visual storytelling skills, incorporating ideas generation right through thumbnails and sketches to finished boards.

Schedule

PART 1 – `STORYBOARDING: 7 THINGS I LEARNED THE HARD WAY`

Exploring some of the projects that tutor, Jay Clarke, has worked on including Aardman’s ‘Shaun the Sheep Movie’ and Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs’. Discussion, demos about framing, staging, acting and editing, with some lessons and tips he learned on the way.

PART 2 – SCRIPT TO THUMBNAILS

Discussion centred on the script of a cut scene from a feature film, focusing on the emotional beats of the scene, and where it fits within the movie. Discussion and live demonstration about thumbnailing, sketching ideas, with students actively participating in this process.

PART 3 – SKETCHES AND THUMBNAILS TO BOARDS

NB. There is restricted access in this part of our site. Please contact us through the enquiry form if you have any specific access needs and we will do our best to facilitate your participation on the course.

WHO IS IT FOR?

Presently this is open to a class of animation students and their tutors only. Please do keep an eye for updates as we are hoping to open a course up for individuals soon.

NEXT COURSE

This course is a commissioned course direct to lecturers and academic partners at the moment.

COST

Please contact academy@aardman.com for details.

LOCATION

Aardman Academy, Aardman Animations, Gas Ferry Road, Bristol BS1 6UN, UK

Tutor

Jay Clarke

Jay Clarke is a Storyboard Artist whose career began on Aardman’s Academy Award®-winning feature “Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit”. Subsequent projects with Aardman included the Emmy Award-winning “Shaun the Sheep” series and movie. This background in animation led to his role as Lead Storyboard Artist on Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel” and then again to storyboarding Anderson’s next animated film “Isle of Dogs” - a love letter to Japanese cinema and dogs! At University he was awarded the Nick Park Bursary for excellence in animation and in 2014 was honoured by the Art Directors Guild of America.

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