STR200 - Storyboarding - Script Writing

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Subject Title
Storyboarding - Script Writing

Subject Description
This course focuses on advanced storytelling and film language concepts relevant to the animation storyboarding. Issues related to storytelling stylization are primary to project work completed in the course. Students will be introduced to storyboard-specific drawing techniques and processes while carrying out research and design work related to their storytelling projects.

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 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 drawing ethic complimentary to storyboard production
  6. Create a portfolio of storyboard examples
  7. Stylize film language techniques according to genre
  8. Able to work using specialized storyboard processes including shift and trace and layering
  9. Demonstrate an ability to appropriately act characters and objects as it applies to the needs of both invented storytelling and the story script.
  10. Use specialized board techniques such as ‘cut-aways’ and ‘hook-ups’

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.

Cheating and Plagiarism
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.