Saturday, December 17th, 2016 Posted by Jim Thacker

Gnomon ships essential guide to Storyboarding Techniques

The Gnomon Workshop has released Storyboarding Techniques: a complete guide to storyboarding in Photoshop, recorded by Falling Skies and Adult Swim Games artist Fred Gago.

A practical guide to creating professionally formatted storyboards
Clocking in at almost 10 hours, the video provides an essential guide to storyboarding.

In the tutorial, Gago runs through the process of creating a series of boards that convey a story, covering basic shot descriptions and abbreviations, simple camera moves, and choosing the proper aspect ratio.

The video also covers how to use Photoshop to create custom templates; how to compile found reference and story ideas into a single cohesive ‘reference deck’ using Adobe tools Bridge and Acrobat; and how to use Photoshop’s export features to generate a professional-looking PDF.

As well as practical techniques, Gago explains the compositional principles of creating dynamic frames.

About the artist
Fred Gago is a freelance concept and storyboard artist whose clients include Disney, 20th Century Fox, NBC Universal, Zoic Studios and Adult Swim Games.

His credits range from sci-fi series Falling Skies to retro beat-’em-up Fist Puncher, and he currently teaches storyboarding at Gnomon – School of Visual Effects, Games and Animation in Hollywood.

Pricing and availability
Storyboarding Techniques is available via an online subscription to The Gnomon Workshop, giving you access to over 300 detailed tutorials. Subscriptions cost $49/month or $499/year, and there is a free trial.

Read more about Storyboarding Techniques on The Gnomon Workshop’s website

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