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Learning Storyboarding on a Budget

This is a guide for those wanting to learn about storyboarding without going into massive debt due to art school

storyboarding, art, guide

This is a guide for those wanting to learn about storyboarding without going into massive debt due to art school

Note: This is mostly for boarding for Animation!



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Updated: 9/12/20



PWUW= Pay what you want



Boarding Basics!



Videos:

Rajen Ramkallawan- Introduction to Storyboarding

Really great playlist of videos that covers the foundation of storyboarding. Each

video ends with an assignment that you can do to help understand the concept!

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLobImvrZtQ1zj1pDcBUIpqCLmZFkmfd4P



Dwooman- Youtube channel

Channel is a great resource for storyboarding but here are some specific videos



Shot Types: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJpGWqUC1CE&t=216s

Shot Types and Cuts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuzwjmHIt-4



Storyboard 101- by Matthew Humphreys

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLLs917gZ7w&feature=emb_logo



StoryboardArt Drawing and Portfolio Challenge

5 videos that go over storyboarding concepts and prompts



Nic Parris’ Storyboarding Process

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/691746400



The Art of the Storyboard with Lyndon Ruddy ($35)

https://creatureartteacher.com/product/storyboard-course-with-lyndon-ruddy/





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This website is packed with storyboarding knowledge:

http://www.floobynooby.com/comp1.html



Natalie Nourigat’s Storyboarding resources-

https://homeiswheretheinternetis.blogspot.com/2017/09/animation.html

Ash’s Bite-sized Board Zine (PWUW): https://gumroad.com/l/ASH_SB-SC01_A

MB Art Guide to Storyboards(PWUW) https://gumroad.com/magicbunnyart#fjvKA



Jim Mortensen Storyboard tips (PWUW):

https://gumroad.com/l/JMMStoryboardTips



Nic Parris’ Let’s Learn Some Storyboarding! (PWUW)

https://gumroad.com/nicparris#JyCxo



Mike Moloney’s TV Board Survival Guide ($10)

https://gumroad.com/l/JMqKc?fbclid=IwAR19Ea9BevUnlhU6aFnk4jM4QOCSJrPcGqzozBrWAIaHMdWoamfmnwvhBoU





Screen Design



Every Frame a Painting: Great film analysis channel

Edgar Wright- How to do Visual Comedy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FOzD4Sfgag&t=127s

Jackie Chan- How to do Action Comedy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1PCtIaM_GQ



Akira Kurosawa- Composing Movement

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doaQC-S8de8



Vanity Fair- Director breaks down a scene



Parasite- Bong Joon Ho: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doaQC-S8de8

Rian Johnson- Knives Out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69GjaVWeGQM&t=1s



Studio Binder

Directing Camera Movement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbnYBmqBbKA&t=12s

Shot Composition and Framing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQNiqzuXjoM

Ultimate Guide to Camera Shots: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyML8xuKfoc







Anatomy/Gesture

Videos:



Toniko Pantoja’s Basic Human Anatomy and Figure Invention for Animation



Sycra’s Playlist on Human Anatomy



Natalie Nourigat Figure Drawing Tips



Toniko’s Drawing Figures Fast with Technique for Animation





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Griz and Norm Tuesday’s Tips



Natalie Norigat’s Tips on Loosening Up



Tracing to Learn



Vee’s Tutorials for Art and Animation (PWUW)



Figure Drawing Models (NSFW)

https://line-of-action.com/



https://vimeo.com/channels/1300087



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jy1rwangC3k&list=PL7EWYwaF6E-H65W-hXeKvv

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https://www.deviantart.com/senshistock/gallery



https://www.bodiesinmotion.photo/?fbclid=IwAR1HrTtFr9pSGh4SjFtz8u2JnQfJv5x0GSc

UWS709T6ht0Z7J6vV8L91OI



Perspective



Videos

Matt Laskowki’s Perspective Class



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Thomas Romain’s Tips on Keeping Things in Perspective



Ernest R. Norling Perspective Made Easy



Chelsea’s Tips, Tricks and Tutorials



Bridgit Let’s Talk about Perspective for Storyboarding! (continuous series)



Map Crunch



Programs

Storyboard Pro

Storyboard Pro playlist by Toon Boom



Stephan Park’s Intro to Storyboard Pro Stream



Kaitrin Snodgrass’ Storyboard Pro tutorial



Ben Juwono’s Improving Storyboard Pro Workflow



Kaitrin Snodgrass’ Parallaxing tutorial



Mike Moloney Lighting tip



Mike Moloney Lens Flare tip



Marie Lum Deleting Hidden Layers tip



MB Art’s Brushes



MB Art’s Guide to Making Brushes



Photoshop

Storyboard Art- Setting Up Photoshop for Storyboarding



Shiyoon Kim’s Brushes







Procreate

Rad Sechrist’s Procreate Workflow





Industry Advice



Videos:



Netflix Recruiters talk about what they look for in Story Portfolios



Toniko Pantoja Story Portfolios Advice



Michelle Lam Storyboard Portfolio Tips



Michelle Lam’s Accepted Story Portfolio



Meg Lloyd’s Storyboard Summer Hall





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Madeleine Flores’ Guide on Breaking into Animation

Lissa Treiman’s Story Portfolio Tips

TAG Story Group Portfolio Website Advice



TAG on Excessive Testing



TAG Story Group is a great resource for learning more about the Guild in California



Maaike’s Working in TV Animation Guide (PWUW)



Angie Duran’s Cover Letter, Resume, and Industry Advice ($3)



MISC Tips/Resources



Pixar in the Box Storytelling Lecture



Day to Day of a Storyboard Artist by Latoya Raveneau



Stu Livingston’s Craig of the Creek Do’s and Don’ts



Erik Fountain’s Boarding on Adventure Time Guide



Ariel VH Storyboard Revisionist Guide



Jen Bennett’s General Storyboarding Advice



Look into how Recruiters look at Online Portfolios



Storyboard Test Practice



SCAD SBC is always retweeting good advice/tips



Toniko Pantoja’s Guide to Genuine Expressions



Arieldoodles’ Pitching advice



Marie Lum’s Guide on Using Arrows



Natalie Nourigat’s Story Resources



Mike Moloney’s Story Resources



Animation Network constantly posts workshops. Sign up for their newsletter!



Scripts to Board



Movie Screencaps



Animation Screencaps





Rr



Storyboard Examples



Storyboard Portfolio Examples



Amphibi-Crew Tumblr (Board excerpts are posted)



Amphibia Animatic- Reunion



Steven Universe Future- Volleyball



Home: Adventures with Tip and Oh Pitch



ROTMNT Animatic



Miraculous Ladybug Animatic



Frozen- Into the Unknown Animatic



OC Animatic- Church



Reviews

Dwooman sometimes does review streams and I learn a lot from seeing how he critiques

others

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyYS5o8m3EI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2GLj6lfOVQ



Jim Mortensen’s Reviews

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_8E8GpRB5k&list=PLRkZPFYwa3xa-5xN5wOcWrU5uLR0RNRT-



Rise Up Animation offers portfolio reviews for BIPOC artists



Animation Network provides Mentorship sessions ($30) and Portfolio Reviews ($15)



Discords

Discord servers are a great way to help build up a community of artists and connect with others without going to art school. Once you get a good group of artists, I also suggest making a storyboarding focused discord with close friends!



RAD Artists Network

https://discord.gg/TEUDrRx



Emotional Support Artists

https://discord.gg/n3H43ZB



Webinars



Cartoon Network Storyboarding

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CDNC326D5_1/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlRT7lYIPXU



Lightbox Expo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0SjE4dDtfY&t=19s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTH6wReURlc&t=107s



Rise Up Animation

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CC3ymMvj8Dy/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CCePqmMDjlf/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CCWJFypjBgm/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link





The best way to get better at storyboarding is just to storyboard! Here are some prompts if you’re stuck:



* Character A and Character B hate each other but they must work together to solve a problem

* Board your morning routine

* Favorite Childhood memory

* Board your favorite song/song from a musical

* Take an excerpt from a podcast





If you can save enough money, Online classes are another option. I would recommend taking one after practice storyboarding on your own for a bit. Online classes are helpful due to individual feedback.



Here’s my twitter thread on online classes and other story resources. I’m constantly updating it with random finds.



This doc is a good start to learning storyboarding but there are probably tons of more resources out there! I would definitely follow your favorite story artists on twitter and Instagram. A lot of them are constantly posting industry tips or their work

My DMs are open if you have any questions!

Learning Storyboarding on a Budget
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Tags Storyboarding, Art, Guide
Type Google Doc
Published 17/10/2020, 04:56:27