Scripting & Storyboarding for Animators

Have you ever wondered how professionals such as the ones who work at Pixar come up with story ideas for popular movies like Wall-E, Toys Story, and Up? Take this course to learn about the art of storytelling and try your hands on creating a story using helpful hints from professionals! You can also learn about how scripts and storyboards are created for animation, and try out a few programs that you can use easily to tell stories digitally!

In this course, students will first explore the history of scriptwriting and how it helps drive storytelling on television and in movies. They will also learn that a good production hinges on good planning and professionals use what is called storyboarding to plan things out before creating their work. Students will get to try this using a web-based tool called StoryboardThat to create a simple storyboard, which will then be used as a basis for a story. Using the storyboard, they will write out a script for the story, then explore a computer program called Plotagon Story which uses the script to generate a 3D animation.

SKU: SPC2A1c Category: Tag:

$99 USD

Description

Have you ever wondered how professionals such as the ones who work at Pixar come up with story ideas for popular movies like Wall-E, Toys Story, and Up? Take this course to learn about the art of storytelling and try your hands on creating a story using helpful hints from professionals! You can also learn about how scripts and storyboards are created for animation, and try out a few programs that you can use easily to tell stories digitally!

In this course, students will first explore the history of scriptwriting and how it helps drive storytelling on television and in movies. They will also learn that a good production hinges on good planning and professionals use what is called storyboarding to plan things out before creating their work. Students will get to try this using a web-based tool called StoryboardThat to create a simple storyboard, which will then be used as a basis for a story. Using the storyboard, they will write out a script for the story, then explore a computer program called Plotagon Story which uses the script to generate a 3D animation.

This is a Digital Media Academy self-paced learning experience, designed to build foundational knowledge and skills through hands-on, project-based activities and interactive online excercises.

  • Notebook or sketchbook
  • Sticky notepad or cue cards
  • Computer with internet connection
  • Mobile device with Plotagon Story installed

By the end of this course:

Students will be able to…

  • Understand what a script is and why it’s important in digital storytelling
  • Understand how to write simple scripts using a web-based tool called WriterDuet
  • Use a web application called StoryboardThat to create a digital storyboard
  • Explore a mobile app called Plotagon Story an animation

Course content

Unit 1 – Do Your Have a Story?
Lesson 1: You Can Be a Storyteller
Lesson 2: Inspirations
Lesson 3: What if…?
Lesson 4: Developing a Preliminary Storyboard

Unit 2 – Introduction to Script Writing
Lesson 5: Introduction to Scripts
Lesson 6: Settings and Sluglines
Lesson 7: Actions
Lesson 8: Dialogues
Lesson 9: Completing Your Script

Unit 3 – Let’s Create a Storyboard!
Lesson 10: What is Storyboarding?
Lesson 11: Let’s StoryboardThat!
Lesson 12: Layouts
Lesson 13: Backgrounds are Key to Scenees
Lesson 14: Characters and Objects
Lesson 15: Say What?
Lesson 16: Presentation of Learning

Unit 4 – Creating an Animation on Plotagon
Lesson 17: Introduction to Plotagon Story
Lesson 18: Characters
Lesson 19: Scenes

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  • Product Type: Foundation
  • Career Pathway: Digital Storytelling
  • Career Track: 2D Animation
  • Level:
  • Pre-requisites: None
  • Age: 13-18
  • Grade:
  • Style: Self-paced
  • Modules:
  • Certificate Awarded: Yes
  • Scripting & Storyboarding for Animators

    Have you ever wondered how professionals such as the ones who work at Pixar come up with story ideas for popular movies like Wall-E, Toys Story, and Up? Take this course to learn about the art of storytelling and try your hands on creating a story using helpful hints from professionals! You can also learn about how scripts and storyboards are created for animation, and try out a few programs that you can use easily to tell stories digitally!

    In this course, students will first explore the history of scriptwriting and how it helps drive storytelling on television and in movies. They will also learn that a good production hinges on good planning and professionals use what is called storyboarding to plan things out before creating their work. Students will get to try this using a web-based tool called StoryboardThat to create a simple storyboard, which will then be used as a basis for a story. Using the storyboard, they will write out a script for the story, then explore a computer program called Plotagon Story which uses the script to generate a 3D animation.

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