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26.04.18 | Direct Before You Shoot – One Day Art of Storyboarding with David Russell (Credits: Star Wars Return of the Jedi, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Wolverine, Pirates of the Carribean)

26.04.18 | Direct Before You Shoot – One Day Art of Storyboarding with David Russell (Credits: Star Wars Return of the Jedi, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Wolverine, Pirates of the Carribean)

This informative and practical class presents an expert analysis of the visual planning process. It provides an insider look at how a script can be enhanced through creative storyboarding, and how this critical tool is used by prominent directors to realise exactly the film they envision.

Course Content:

  • Historical overview of the use of storyboards in filmmaking
  • Concept and production illustration – function and production applications
  • How each department utilises storyboards and concept illustrations –
    director, producer, production designer, art director, cinematographer, set designer, costume designer, visual effects, editor, and marketing team
  • Description of the storyboard artist’s job; the difference between animation and film storyboards; categories of illustrators: production, conceptual, storyboard
  • Storyboards and concept illustrations as sales devices for proposed film projects
  • Storyboard artist as writer/director
  • Understanding narrative: script analysis and assessment and script breakdown for storyboarding
  • Increasing the power of the script via visual development and composition techniques -how the masters of filmmaking achieve memorable shots
  • Storyboarding for visual effects and the role of Pre Visualisation/AR/VR
  • Training requirements, tools, understanding the camera, page layout, use of directional arrows, shot descriptions and visual effects overview.
  • Storyboard artist as a team player – how the artist interacts both creatively and socially with a film crew; common potential problems described; discussion of the psychological motivations of directors and producers.

Participant profile:

This master class is designed to provide immediately applicable tools, and extensive technical information on creating effective storyboards. The course assumes a basic understanding of film language and storyboarding, but is suitable for all levels of experience, from recent graduates to working board artists.

Biography:

David Russell was born in Los Angeles, California and received his professional education at Art Center/College of Design. He is one of the film industry’s top illustrators. Working in close collaboration with respected directors such as George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Peter Weir and Baz Luhrmann, he has co-designed memorable sequences for blockbuster features such as Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, Batman, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Moulin Rouge, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe/Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Master and Commander, Red Tails, Paradise Lost, The Wolverine and Pirates of the Caribbean.

The films to which he has contributed his expertise have grossed over $7 billion at the box office and won 15 Oscar awards. In 2005 Russell was granted Australian citizenship under the category of International Distinguished Talent. He is a senior member of the Australian Production Design Guild and the Australian Writers Guild. This informative and practical class presents an expert analysis of the visual planning process. It provides an insider look at how a script can be enhanced through creative storyboarding, and how this critical tool is used by prominent directors to realise exactly the film they envision. See here https://www.dynamicimagesdr.com/ for more information.

Date & Time:

Thursday 26th April from 9.30am – 5pm

Venue:

Conference Room 3, Guinness Enterprise Centre, Taylors Lane, Dublin 8 (Directions and Map: http://gec.ie/get-in-touch/).

Cost:

Members: 100 Euro
Non Members: 125 Euro

Application Procedure:

Please apply by sending an email to: animationskillnet@gmail.com

Deadline for Applications:

Thursday, 19th April 2018

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