Introduction to Maggie Kang - Story Artist at DreamWorks Animation since 2004.
My background in art, film, storytelling, and how I landed a job in a feature studio right out of school.
What is storyboarding? Differences between animation feature boarding vs TV and live action boarding.
How to draw for feature storyboarding.
What are the responsibilities of a story artist in a feature production?
The every day life of a story artist.
3 hour lecture and workshop:
Introduction to Story:
The Three Acts - Story and character development (character motivations, creating interesting characters and plot points)
General knowledge of different scene types: Character scenes, action scenes, montage scenes (with personal examples of each)
Planning the scene - What is important? Whose point of view (POV) is this? What is the meaning of this scene?
Cinematography, Layout and using the Camera - establishing the scene, character placement, shot progression, shot choices
The Axis (Rules to storyboarding) - When and How you can move the camera.
Most importantly - Character acting and emotion (using the eyes to express emotion and hands/posture to support the acting)
Q & A