Storyboard Mentorship | CG Master Academy

Storyboard Mentorship

An 8-week course geared towards storyboarding for film, games, and animation. Students will focus on fine-tuning ideas, characters, and create their own professional storyboard sequence

Course overview Course overview

Course Overview

Create and fine-tune a sequence from scratch

Students will be storyboarding through the entirety of the class and will ideally come out with two completed storyboard samples, as well as a strong storyboarding skill set for TV or Feature animation. The style of the class will focus on cinematic film-making but will apply to all genres. This course mentorship set up is as follow: 1) You will be working on your own project/story and the instructor will tailor your feedback towards that project and personal progression on a weekly basis.  2) Lectures will be conducted a weekly live group session. 3) Weekly feedback towards your progress will be provided pre-recorded. 4) You are able to ask questions throughout the week to your mentor through our classroom,email or discord channel. Maximum classroom capacity is 12 students.


In an effort to keep skill levels consistent in the classroom. To enroll in this course you must have solid drawing foundations. If you are unsure of your skills or have not taken a course on any of these subjects; perspective, figure/character drawing or sketching, then you must send samples of your artwork to  in order to be approved to enroll in this course.


Course Format:   Live group sessions
Lecture Type:   Live group sessions| Group lectures will last between 1-2 hours each week
Feedback:   Recorded (all lectures and critiques will be recorded for later viewing)
Duration:   8 Weeks
Assignment:   Due each week. Recommended time per week spent on homework: 4-8 hours, depending on your skill level and the difficulty of the assignment
Q&A:   Included at the end of live lectures
Materials:   Storyboard Pro (student edition), Wacom Cintiq (or similar drawing set up), Required Books: See syllabus for complete list
Skills level:   Intermediate
Prerequisites:   Students should have a good foundational understanding of storyboarding, shots, perspective, and character drawing.

Storyboard Mentorship WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

What you'll learn

The more you know, the better.

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Explain class structure | Explain storyboard passes | Explain length of sequences | Developing ideas, forming the sequence | Anatomy of a sequence | Explaining film studies
Evolution from stage to camera | Cutting | Jump Cuts | Geography | 180 degree rule / screen direction | Shot Progression | Composition rules | Composing graphically and organized | Shot variety
Explain the basic animation principles | Acting / Rough Pass | Gesture Drawing | Perspective grids | Storyboard Pro workflow
Storyboard shorthands | Environment Drawing | Perspective for Storyboarding
Who is your character? | Wants vs Needs | What do we admire in a character | Fill up your character | Elevator Test
Perspective for storyboarding | Camera Moves | Perspective turning | Animating a box
Realistic vs. broad acting | Key poses for storyboarding | Pushing the gesture in the acting | Contrast in poses
Solid Drawing and form | Expressions | Effects | Tone | Tracking

Real heroes don't wear capes; they teach

Kevin Reed has worked on various television shows as a storyboard artist (The Tom and Jerry show, Niko and the Sword of Light). He is currently storyboarding for an animated feature film coming in 2020.


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Feb 8, 2021 - Apr 26, 2021




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Pricing & Schedule

Even though our courses are the most affordable for the quality of education.

These Finance Options allow you to focus on your goals instead of the barriers that keep you from reaching them.

Employer Reimbursement

Animation Guild CSATTF

Payment Plan

Companies that hire our students

  • Naughty Dog
  • Luma Pictures
  • Google
  • EA Games
  • DreamWorks Animation
  • Blizzard Entertainment

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What makes this learning experience unique?

Personal Feedback

Receive personal individual feedback on all submitted assignments from the industries best artist.

1+ Year Access

Enjoy over 365 days of full course access. This includes all lectures, feedback, and Live Q&A recordings.

Certificate of Completion

Earn a Certificate of Completion when you complete and turn in 80% of course assignments.

Flexible Learning

Learn anywhere, anytime, and at your own pace with our online courses.

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