2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

IANIM 2350 Storyboarding for Time Based Media

This course will cover the history of storyboarding from the early age of animation through current film and television production. Students will examine and employ principles of composition and technical concepts such as frame axes, the rule of thirds, Hitchcock's Rule, aperture and focal length, and Eisenstein Theory of Montage. Students will develop narrative through cinematic language such as the use of a McGuffin, the theory of Chekhov's Gun, the hierarchy of framing, and color as a tool for storytelling. The relationship between writing, boarding, and directing will be explored in historic and contemporary examples.