Intro to Storyboard with Samuel Szymanski (Online Course)

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This class is an introductory storyboard course that focuses on the basic drawing and staging techniques used in the animation storyboard profession. Class HW exercise are designed to simulate work environments to help prepare students for the job. Topics such as storyboard languages, pipeline, drawing tips, character acting, screen direction, staging, composition, cutting & exploration of different types of story genres (gag, cinematic) will be covered in the in-class lectures & demos. This is a great class for anyone who wants prepare themselves for the TV animation or feature animation industry as a storyboard artist. 

You will receive all the class-related emails for this course about a week before the first day of class.


CLASS #: 116
TIME: Mondays &Tuesdays, 7:00 PM - 9:00PM (PDT)  
START DATE: June 10, 2024

DURATION: 10 Weeks* 

(This class meets twice on Mon. and Tue. nights for a total of 4 hrs. per week.)




- Vis Com 1: Dynamic Sketching
- Intro to Figure Drawing
- Analytical Figure Drawing
- Head and Hands Drawing
- Figure Invention for Animation

MATERIALS: Computer, Wacom or Cintiq, Storyboard Pro (highly recommended) or at very least Photoshop


INSTRUCTOR: Samuel Szymanski 

Samuel Szymanski is a story artist currently working in the animation industry. His past projects include "Ben 10", "Lost in Oz", "SuperMansion", "Wacky Races", "Big Hero 6", "She- Ra: Princess of Power", "Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", and the upcoming film, "Kung Fu Panda 4".

TIME ZONE: All CDA class days/times listed above are based on the Los Angeles PST/PDT time zone.

REFUND POLICY: For details about our class refund policy, please visit our "Refund Policy" and "Terms of Service" pages.


*Due to reasons such as instructor sick days, family emergencies, storms, earthquakes, fires, floods, or other unforeseen circumstances, Concept Design Academy reserves the right to push any class back 1 week in the schedule if necessary. Students are strongly recommended to plan their schedule with some flexibility in mind to avoid schedule conflicts. 

*** Limit one seat purchase for each class per student. Multiple seat purchases of the same class will not be honored. ***