Posted on:November 20, 2012
BROOKLYN YOUNG FILMMAKERS CENTER
STORYBOARD ARTIST APPRENTICE PROJECT
David Cooney, Guest Instructor
David’s projects: ARBITRAGE, TOWER HEIST, SALT, DIE HARD, BOARDWALK EMPIRE, SOPRANOS, etc. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0177751/
Storyboarding a script is a cheap way to start early planning of the visuals for a film before there’s funding, which can help a producer keep to a budget and the Director and DP be organized on the set. And storyboards can be used before a film is shot to help with fundraising and publicity. Most low/no budget filmmakers don’t use storyboards -- because they don’t know how to do them. If you have a minimum amount of artistic talent and a good sense of camera directions, becoming a Storyboard Artist can be a great way for you to get on sets and be part of the Director’s discussions. Or if you are a Director, learn how to do your own storyboards!
REGISTER BY MONDAY, DECEMBER 3rd: firstname.lastname@example.org / (718)935-0490
CLASS SIZE: 7 Students AGES: Adults & Older Teens CLASS FEE: ($100)
A Plus: Basic Drawing Skills (well-drawn stick people ok!) and Basic Knowledge of Camera Directions
143 WAVERLY AVENUE, BROOKLYN
off Myrtle Ave in Clinton Hill, 54 Myrtle Bus, or C or G Trains Clinton/Washington Stations w 10min walk
PART I: CLASS INSTRUCTION BY DAVID COONEY
• NOVEMBER 15 – DECEMBER 2nd
Individual orientations and viewing of a power point presentation on Storyboarding created by David Cooney. Students given a feature script to read and assigned a section to storyboard.
CLASS PROJECT: “AFTER THE STORM” by Colen Wiley
Best Screenplay at the 2011 Urban World Film Festival! http://heygoodimages.com/
• TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4TH, 6:30-9pm, 1ST Class Meeting w/David
Students bring to class a sample page of storyboards and get individual feedback from David.
• EARLY JANUARY (DTA), 2nd Class Meeting w/David
Students work out of class on their storyboards then send the completed assignment to
David a week in advance so he can give detailed individual feedback at the class.
• LATE JANUARY or EARLY FEBRUARY (DTA), 3RD Class Meeting w/David
Students receive feedback from David on their revised storyboards. They also receive
feedback from Colen Wiley, the AFTER THE STORM’s Writer/Director.
PART II: ASSIGNMENT OF SHORT FILM PROJECTS TO EACH APPRENTICE
(March – April) Each apprentice will storyboard a short film project. It can be their own film projects, or Brooklyn Young Filmmakers will help match the apprentice Storyboard Artist to a filmmaker with a script in development. Each apprentice will be able to consult with David for up to two times.