My Domestika Course „Introduction to Storyboarding for Animated Films“
I’ve been waiting for this for such a long time and today I can finally share with you, what I’ve been working on in the second half of 2021.
Almost a year ago I was approached by Domestika, asking me if I’d be interested in teaching a course for their platform. Of course I was, but I was also quite nervous about it, especially about the shooting part! But it was such an amazing experience, the whole domestika team was lovely and I couldn’t be happier with how the course turned out.
When I was studying in germany, there was no storyboarding course available and even when I was starting out in the animation industry, it was a slow process, trying to absorb up as much knowledge from my colleagues as they where willing to share. So I took this opportunity to do a course, that I would have loved to see 10 years ago. It’s not a drawing course, but a course about how you think as a visual storyteller, whether you’re interested in storyboarding, comics or other narrative media. I hope you will enjoy this course as much as I did making it.
Today, the trailer and the main page of my course are released and the course is available for pre-sale with a % discount for a week. On July 4th, the entire course will be available, which means you can access all the contents and start learning : )
The course’s audio is in german, but there are subtitles available in 8 languages. Once you bought the course, you can access it forever and you can get feedback from me for your final project in the forum as well as interact with other students.
I’ve been feeling a lot of things about trying to break into the animation industry. I made this to try and capture those feelings, although I’m sure there are people in similarly competitive fields who can relate to this as well
I’m still not quite sure if I communicated the idea right but I tried my best 🥲
So back in September Daði Freyr performed a wonderful concert for the release of Psychonauts 2 (the stream is sadly no longer up on Xbox’s channel) and I got inspired to storyboard an animatic based off part of one of the songs. Enjoy!
For Feboardary I felt like doing an updated version of my own personal process when it comes to approaching storyboarding. I use this process when I storyboard for work, and I always prefer to draw my initial thumbnail pass traditionally since it’s easier for me to rework and sketch up ideas. Whenever i bring in my traditional thumbnails in, I always have to resize them for the composition and widen my shot since my thumbnails are almost always shot too close to the camera. My final “clean” boards tend to be a mix of rough/clean mainly for time, and clarity.