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StoryBoard Artist

Comtech assignment
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Collette Spencer

on 12 October 2012

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Transcript of StoryBoard Artist

Storyboard Artist What is a Storyboard
Artist? A storyboard artist is someone who can
tell a story through images. As the artist,
you need to visually translate your
words into sketches. Into something
like this.... ...or computer-generated video that can be watched, like a movie, so everyone knows what the director wants on the day of shooting. Pathways for a
Storyboard Artist How do you apply
as an artist? Qualifications for Illustration: How to start as
a professional You have to have talent! You don't necessarily need
an education to become a
Storyboard artist. ... it’s the artist's job... ...to turn the director’s ideas of the script... ...into either drawings, like a comic book... no formal training needed (any kind of formal art training is great to grow as an artist, but not mandatory)
You must be able to reproduce a cartoon or a film shot exceptionally in order to storyboard for a production effectively. Going to school in Ontario (Optional): Programs offered:
Algonquin College. (Introduction to Concept Art, 1 year online course, Ontario College Certificate.)
Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology. (Illustration, 2 years, Ontario College Diploma.)
Sheridan. (Illustration, 4 years, Bachelor of Applied Arts.) You'll need to develop your skills as an artist.
Take art lessons or attend an Illustration
program at either a college/university. High school Diploma
Grade 12 English (ENG12U/C)
(Preferred) Grade 12 Art A portfolio is your answer. A portfolio is a collection of your best works
to showcase your style and skills as an artist. Something like this... Scott Pilgrim Vs The world The Dark Knight Raises Star Wars Support Groups 'Art Therapy' is a support group for woman, who feel that they aren't 'creative enough.' All levels of the craft is welcomed. 'Design Council' supports the department of Architecture, Design, and Graphics with lectures, symposia, presentations about the collection, and field trips. 'Fundable Films' is an online community-based service that allows independent producers of media to seek out support and funding from the public. Producers can upload storyboards, scripts, concept art, or trailers to their profile in order to inform site users about their various projects. Work Key Skills include:
Excellent drawing skills;
Ability to think cinematic-ally;
Excellent communication skills;
Ability to visualize perspective and 3-dimensional space
Ability to visually interpret other people's idea's
Ability to draw and work quickly when required; Habits Salary: Major Hollywood movies pay $2500 to $3500 per week with an output of maybe 35 to 45 boxes.

Story boarding is very hard work and if you have talent - make sure to get paid for it. Even if it's just $1,000 for the entire project.
The average salary for story board artists is 60,000 dollars a year. The average is really depends on the company you work for and how talented you are.
In NYC for example, the average would be about 75,000. Entry level in this position can be as low as 28,000. The maximum a storyboard artist can usually earn is about $100,000 to 150,000 a year - but this takes about 14 years to reach must be able to tell a good story
must be film literate
good understanding of layout, composition, sequential drawing and editing
able to work independently or as part of a team
excellent drawing skills and the ability to adapt to a wide range of styles
able to follow established designs and produce consistent work, drawn on model.
Good communication and presentation skills
basic computer skills and familiarity with storyboard software may be required. Skills Needed: Examples of story boards: ~Star Wars~ ~Random Car Chase~ ~Tomb Raider~ The End!
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