Throughout these lessons we'll go over the steps necessary for creating concept storyboards. There are times when static storyboards aren't enough to articulate a scene to producers or directors. That's when we have to take our work to the next level and animate the boards into simple animatics, so there nothing is left to wonder, and the vision is fully conveyed. The steps are simple, but very crucial, and we'll be using both Photoshop and After Effects to complete our task. Software required: Photoshop CC & After Effects CC.
Introduction and Project Overview Hello, everyone. My name is Alex Alvarado. I am the lead artist for star team LLC in Burbank, California. We are currently working on the children's game Star Guardians. In this course, we're going to be going over how to take storyboards that you've created and animate them in After Effects. When working for a smaller studio, you oftentimes have to wear multiple hats. And to make sure that a project is successful, one of the hats that I found myself wearing is that of the storyboard artist. In the early stages of a project, the storyboards are crucial instruments necessary to not only tell the story of your project, but to also capture the vision of the director to the rest of the team. Other times, the storyboards are necessary to convey important sequences and story elements to producers to make sure that everyone is on the same page. However, I've run into occasions where the static images of storyboards are not enough for everyone to grasp what's going on in a particular scene. When that has happened, I've needed to take the extra step of animating those boards. In this course, we're going to go over how I create my boards in Photoshop and how I create the assets necessary to animate them in After Effects. While the idea of this is fairly simple, the applications of this technique are far-reaching, another capable tool to include in the skill set of any storytelling artist. I'm excited to work with Digital-Tutors and share these valuable tricks and techniques with fellow artists. So let's get started with the first lesson.