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Visual Storytelling & Storyboard

Starts July 22

Learn how to use storyboard to make your stories engaging. Students are introduced to visual storytelling principles and planning in a storyboard and animatic format applicable to filmmaking and animation. You’ll learn basics of Adobe Animate Creative Cloud software (for Mac) and produce an original story for animation. Students will be encouraged to submit in advance their own short script (maximum of one page/one minute) to be produced in class. A story will be selected based on how relevant, representative, and doable it is within the framework of the workshop. The class will work as a production team to deliver a fully-produced animation piece by the end of the day. You’ll use the storyboard principles and techniques for future projects as a pre-production tool to anticipate and solve narrative problems, avoid misconception of ideas, save production time, and aim for the best possible visual storytelling. No prior animation/filmmaking experience required.

Tuition: $100 regular/$50 low-income

Carlos Merino profile pic2Carlos Merino is a full-time storyboard artist. He has worked in many different genres for short films, animated series, video games, and commercials. He started as an art director in Spain for various animation studios and co-published “Gutter,” an award-winning comic anthology. Carlos has directed an animated series produced by universities in Spain and Mexico. He currently works as a board artist for an Amazon original show and teaches storyboarding, visual narrative, and animation to college students. View his portfolio at storyboardmn.com and rentapencil.com.

Class Registration Guidelines & Cancellation Policy

  • Space is assigned on a first-come basis. Registrations must include payment in full to be valid. Registrations are accepted beyond registration deadlines as long as space is available.
  • If minimum enrollment has not been reached by 5 days prior to the start date of a class, IFP MN may cancel it, in which case registrants will immediately be notified and receive a full refund by PayPal or charge card credit (for phone or in person credit card registrations) within 5 business days. A check will be issued for registrations that were paid in cash. In lieu of a refund, students have the option of applying their tuition to another course if scheduled in the same calendar year.
    For those wishing to cancel a registration prior to the class registration deadline, 100% of the tuition will be refunded minus a $25 administrative fee. For registration cancellations received after the registration deadline but prior to the first class session, 50% of the tuition will be refunded minus a $25 administrative fee. As of the day of class, no refunds or credits/exchanges will be given.


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July 22, 2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Carlos Merino
Registration Deadline
July 17, 2017
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