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Storyboards: Motion In Art, 3rd Edition by Mark A. Simon

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CHAPTER 4

Education

Storyboard artists are hired on their ability to draw and tell a story visually. Experience is a necessity. Education is not. No client will ask what your education is. They will all ask about your experience. I’ve never listed my education on a résumé (and I have a degree with a double major), and in working on more that 2,000 productions no one has ever asked me about my education. All of the artists interviewed in Part Four of this book said they have never been asked if they have an education.

So do you need an education? Maybe. It depends on the person. Education helps only as much as each artist puts into it. Take advantage of opportunities and equipment available to you while in school. You have to learn to draw and ...

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