Academic Catalog 2017–2018

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GRA309 Visual Storytelling

[0–2, 1 cr.]

Storyboarding is the art of working out story problems and determining which camera angles give the most impact to a scene. It is a visual format of the story idea and serves as a “blueprint” throughout the animation and/or film process. Students express their ideas visually using proper film terminology, labeling, and presentation. They study basic storytelling principles, and learn to illustrate camera angles through drawing, composition, and perspective in order to create a mood in a scene or emotion in a character. Students use storyboards as a tool to further develop an idea and as a comprehensive communication device in teamwork.