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2020-2021 Course Catalog 
    
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GRD 477 - Storyboarding & Scriptwriting

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
Students will learn the skills needed to translate simple and complex ideas into narrative visual sequences executed through drawing, motion, and/or animated media. Students will also examine story development to create meaningful plots, characters, and scripts for various media types.
Competencies
  1. Evaluate the basic needs and goals of scripts and storyboards
    1. Explain the history of moving images
    2. Analyze the need for and goals of good scripts and storyboards
    3. Differentiate Industry Terminology
    4. Examine Fundamentals of Motion and the 3Dimensional world
    5. Experiment with Conceptualization
  2. Analyze the process of determining the story
    1. Discover how to find the central message
    2. Demonstrate how to break down complex ideas
    3. Interpret the method of connecting message to audience
    4. Compare character and dialogue development
    5. Modify writing for motion
    6. Experiment with aligning visual and audio stories
    7. Employ rewriting for the storyboard process
  3. Assess the process of creating a storyboard
    1. Differentiate icons used for storyboards
    2. Calculate motion and movement
    3. Compare view changes with camera angles
    4. Employ notating SFX, audio and views
    5. Analyze set considerations and the options
    6. Examine determining key and secondary scenes
  4. Evaluate Talent, Character, Location and Technical needs
    1. Discover what makes effective talent
    2. Contrast the needs of characters and how they support the story
    3. Explain location- scouting, rights release needs, how to leverage and organize micro sets
    4. Outline how to determine suitability for storyboard
    5. Analyze technicalities and how to overcome the lack of resources
  5. Interpret the process of creating shot lists
    1. Interpret emotional response from your peers before spending resources
    2. Employ how to tighten up and review for effectiveness
    3. Analyze how to determine primary and secondary shots
    4. Identify grouping and scheduling concerns
    5. Examine screen considerations
    6. Discover how to estimate materials, talent, time and expense
  6. Evaluate the process of preparing for production
    1. Appraise directing - what you need to know
    2. Distinguish what you need for effective editing
    3. Compare interpersonal skills and motivating others
    4. Demonstrate setting the most from the production process
    5. Discover sources and resources within a budget
    6. Apply project management skills



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