03.04.19 | Starting out in Storyboarding (5 Wednesday Evenings)

Course Description:
This course aims to focus on the Storyboarding Role, with a focus towards those looking to transition from a current role and/ or get a first step into the door of Storyboarding. Whether freelance or from home, the course will provide insight into the role, it’s expectations a learning curves to expect in pursuing the path of becoming a Storyboard/ Story Artist.
Participant Profile:
This course is particularly focused towards those already within a studio role or otherwise looking to begin their journey into Storyboarding from previous relevant experience/ Animation education.

Course Content:
Each Teaching Day will begin with a Story Pitch presentation based on a true story and personal experience that offers insight and advice – after which the class then commences and is used as the foundation for the evening and the subject delivery.

Week One – Life as a Story Artist – Beginning the Journey –
Starting out and covering some first lessons in pursuing Storyboarding as a career whether working at home or working at it on the side of your day job – what studio transferable skills are applicable and how starting out right, knowing what most don’t know can be an incredibly helpful kickstart.

Week Two – Storyboard Artist vs Story Artist –
The differences between Trust, Freedom and Creativity. Comparing a Job Title that’s often unclear or misunderstood. With the the delivery of a group gag session and Story Brainstorming for T.V. And Feature models an in-depth look at those process and it’s outcomes will be covered.

Week Three – Visual Language and Storytelling –
Commonly used approaches, technical terms and techniques in the Storyboarding process and how best to use them. Talking about directorial, visual cues and choices as a Storyboard/ Story Artist and the responsibility you have in telling a story..

Week Four – Approaching and deconstructing Story outside the screen –
Drawing, Storytelling and being both the audience and the creator both off screen with a sketchbook and on-screen with animatics. How both of these inform each other and how your storyboarding repertoires becomes a reflection of your sketchbook.

Week Five – Pitching Story Sequences for Feature and TV Series –
Selling a scene and trying not to let a scene sell you. Showing some examples of the types of pitches and styles of delivery and how that can change depending on the job and studio environment you may be working in. Also we’ll be breaking out into a free-for-all participatory
pitching session.

Tutor Info:
Kayvon Darabi-Fard is a Story Artist currently based in Dublin, Ireland. With 8+ years experience in the animation Industry. Previously a Brand Ambassador for the Walt Disney Company, Kayvon has worked across TV series and Feature Film projects working for companies such as Aardman Animations, Nickelodeon, BBC and Disney – Most recently, he has been a Storyboard Artist at Boulder Media based in Dublin. Working across projects such as My Little Pony, The Littlest Pet Shop: A World of Our Own
and Transformers: Rescuebots Academy.

Dates and Times:

5 Wednesday evenings from 7pm-9pm: 3rd April, 10th April, 17th April, 24th April and 1st May 2019.


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


Members: 80 Euro, Non Members: 100 Euro

Payment can be made by credit card online (a link will be sent to you) or by cheque/postal order payable to Animation Skillnet.

Application Procedure:

Please apply by sending an email, CV and online portfolio to: animationskillnet@gmail.com 

Deadline for Applications:

Friday 22nd March 2019 at 5pm

Course Information


Course Instructor

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This course does not have any sections.

3 thoughts on “03.04.19 | Starting out in Storyboarding (5 Wednesday Evenings)”

  1. Mary Spillane says:

    I am just wondering if it too late to apply for this course as the deadline is passed?

  2. Delphine Coudray says:

    Sorry Mary, the course has been fully booked since the deadline! Please subscribe to our mailing list on our contact page to find out early about our upcoming courses and events.

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