STR100 - Storyboarding - Film Structure

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Subject Title
Storyboarding - Film Structure

Subject Description
This subject will focus on the theory and terminology involved in the production of storyboards for animation. This will involve a working knowledge of visual language of film structure, scenes, shots, camera angles, and continuity, as well as visualizing and drawing creative staging and posing of characters. The use of film reference will be extensive.

Credit Status
Animation Advanced Diploma

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Create production storyboards using the learned principals of film language
  2. Apply principals of Composition, camera angles and camera moves
  3. Demonstrate an ability to interpret production script
  4. Apply principals of scene labeling and terminology applicable to production storyboards
  5. Develop a disciplined drawing ethic that compliments the demands of storyboard production
  6. Create a portfolio of storyboard examples

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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