Education and Skills

There is no training ground better than experience. One pitfall to avoid is jumping into a project that’s over your head and losing potential future business because you didn’t know what you were doing. There are very few places that teach live-action storyboarding, and those that do often only offer it sporadically.

Some schools, such as Joe Kubert’s World of Cartooning, offer courses in story graphics or sequential illustration. These will teach many storyboarding basics. Most animation schools teach storyboarding to varying extents. Whether you prefer animation or live action, you can benefit from learning animation storyboards.

Figure 36.1 Panels from Alex Saviuk’s first comic, Freedom. Alex learned sequential ...

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