ENROLLMENT CLOSES MAY 30

Classes June 3, 10 & 17

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LIVE DELIVERY

Sam Hoods 9+ hour class is delivered entirely live & online. Every session is also available on-demand to watch later.

FULLY INTERACTIVE

Video, audio, and chat functions are available to all students attending the live installments - an online class like no other. 

Great Storytelling starts here.

Storyboard art for Pixar by Sam Hood.

Behind most great movies, comics, television, you name it, is a storyboard that was carefully and thoughtfully crafted. Compelling narrative in much of the entertainment industry is driven by highly-skilled storyboard and sequential artists. Advancing your ability to create and use storyboards will directly enhance your storytelling skills for almost any category of visual narrative in entertainment and commercial work. The ability to tell great stories and craft engaging and compelling storyboards for captivating narratives is a highly sought after skill set by studios and organizations in the entertainment industry.

In this 3-weekonline workshop, students will learn from former Pixar Story artist Sam Hood to develop compelling staging, character grouping, dynamic use of foreground, mid-ground, background, and far background to engage depth, and ground your characters & compositions. With this tool belt of information, students will be better equipped to overcome any narrative hurdle. Livestream dates: Saturdays, June 3, 10 & 17, 2017, 2 pm - 5 pm CST. This workshop is available for purchase on-demand as a recording after the livestream dates.


1.

THE ASSIGNMENT

Receive an industry relevant storyboard assignment directly from seasoned storyboard artist and former Pixar story artist, Sam Hood.

2.

LIVE DEMONSTRATION

Watch Sam as he demonstrates the necessary steps to create the foundations for a engaging and compelling story for major studios.

3.

THE EXPERIENCE

This is an online workshop like no other. Receive one-on-one feedback and  advance your ability to create a thought-provoking and memorable narrative.

An industry leading storyteller shows You the ropes.

Storyboard art by Sam Hood for Blue Sky's "Rio".

Storyboard art by Sam Hood for Blue Sky's "Rio".

Sam Hood has worked on many of today's most iconic narratives in the animation industry. As a former Pixar Story Artist, Sam analyzed the story, developed characters and the narrative, as well as story ideas. He created storyboards and worked on Pixar's feature films and shorts, including the Academy Award-winning film, "Inside Out". In addition, Sam created storyboards for Rio and Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs. Outside of animated feature films, Sam has performed traditional 2D animation, animation direction, and storyboards for various projects and clients including PBS Television, Hershey’s, Napster, Sustainable Table, and Cartoon Network.


Week 1.

LECTURE & ASSIGNMENT

  • Presentation and lecture of Sam Hood's Work
  • Lecture on Sam's working process.
  • Demonstration by Sam Hood
  • Students receive an storyboarding assignment and demonstration on how to proceed.

Week 2.

GUIDANCE & DEMO

  • Review and critique student’s process work for the assignment. This is only guaranteed for artists enrolled in Office Hour & Mentorship tiers.
  • Additional demonstration by Sam Hood will be presented during this session.

Week 3.

REVIEW & CRITIQUE

  • Extensive review and critique of finished assignments by students enrolled in Office Hours and Mentorship tiers. 
  • The critique process is an extremely valuable element of the learning process.

What are you waiting for?

(ENROLLMENT CLOSES May 30)

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  • Access link to 9 hours of live & online educational content, featuring Sam Hood. Recorded versions of each session are also viewable on-demand.
  • Homework assignments developed and received directly from Sam Hood.
  • The assignment you complete will be considered for the class' public critique during the workshop.
  • Students who sign up for this learning package are not guaranteed a critique and some will not receive a critique. 
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  • Access link to 9 hours of live & online educational content, featuring Sam Hood. Recorded versions of each session are also viewable on-demand.
  • Homework assignments developed and received directly from Sam Hood.
  • The assignment you complete will be considered for the class' public critique during the workshop.
  • Office hours with an Illustration Academy approved instructor - One-on-one personal review of project, and guidance with the assignment.
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  • Access link to 9 hours of live & online educational content, featuring Sam Hood. Recorded versions of each session are also viewable on-demand.
  • Homework assignments developed and received directly from Sam Hood.
  • The assignment you complete will be considered for the class' public critique during the workshop.
  • Office hours with an Illustration Academy approved instructor: One-on-one personal review of project, and guidance with the assignment.
  • Complete portfolio review and professional guidance by an Illustration Academy professional.

Images: Sam Hood

* Level of assistance from Academy Instructors is dependent on the Learning Packages selected by students.