It’s time for you to leave a T-Rex footprint in this industry – (learn how below)
If you want to work in movies you need the honest information from working pros. Who better to learn from than an artist with years of industry experience working with the best live action film directors .
Independence Day 2 • Jurassic World • Fantastic Four • The Incredible Hulk
Thor • Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Learn Tim Burgard’s Method
During his 30 year career as a storyboard artist Tim Burgard has worked on some of the most blockbuster films with the industry’s top filmmakers.
Tim knows how to make winning compositions and bring out that dynamic action to every scene. Now he will help guide you push your work further than you thought possible.
The fundamentals are key and Tim will show you a proven working method with real world examples won’t find anywhere else.
I wanted to let you know that I enjoyed and learned so much about story and how important it is in any artistic endeavor…Thank you for offering such a class and from pros like yourselves!
When you sign up for the Live Action Storyboard Workshop you get:
8 weeks of guided, step by step story knowledge and lessons. Everything has been tried and tested by our story artists and students.
Downloadable script pages, sample images, and story handouts for workbook, progress trackers, daily calendars and resource guides.
Tim’s exact methods he uses to create storyboards for films like Terminator 2 and Jurrasic Park 2. See the boards that were used in the films.
Build on your knowledge with each lecture including camera indications and the simplest way to connect to an audience visually.
Assignments each week so you can go at your own pace while you’re still growing and practicing Tim’s method.
Ready-to-use templates, software suggestions, exact file naming, EVERYTHING you need to create professional looking storyboard panels.
Live Action Storyboard Workshop is full of step-by-step, actionable lessons and techniques ready for you to implement and get real results.
What’s in the course?
8 killer modules, each packed with easy-to-follow techniques and image creation lessons.
In depth Q&A sessions further diving into Tim’s method as he critques examples and explains the challenges you will face in the film business.
Learn the practice methods to become a storytelling machine. Book and artist suggestions directly from Tim.
Real case studies: This course is NOT based on ideas or “theory” – it is all tried and tested, with real student critques and examples throughout the course.
Behind the scenes details of working wth directors, scripts, and on a film set. We’re talking full-frontal: EVERYTHING is exposed.
Resources & live demos: easy to follow explainations, tech tutorials, and examples- Tim’s not just going to tell you how to do something, he’s going to show you.
Lesson 1 Storyboarding Fundamentals
Learn the tools you need to make your shots work
Tim will cover types of storyboards from VFX, to Commercials, Live Action scripts, to Animation
A general discussion of aspect ratios, and working styles
Lesson 2 The Film Language
Camera lenses and standard shot choices
Communicating with images
Shot lists, script notes, and camera terminology
Lesson 3 Storyboards for Visual Effects
Learn the challenges with VFX boards
Add dynamic action with composition and camera angles
Drawing humans in perspective with solid anatomy and foreshortening
Push your current skills and show you how to create professional and exciting visual images
Lesson 4 Working with a Script
Tools you need to make your shots work from a script
How to interpret directors notes and key elements to focus on in the dialogue
Thumbnails and the thinking process
Draw quickly and rough out a scene
After this talk, you’ll be able to handle all script challenges with confidence
Lesson 5 Problem Solving on the Job
How to deal with tight deadlines, and adjust your drawing styles
Navigate challenges working with other artists, VFX supervisors, and Directors
Discover how to work with non visual clients
Take your storyboards further in making rich and exciting content
Lesson 6 Advertising Storyboards
What clients look for in a pitch
The right amount of polish required in the panels
Challenges dealing with Advertising Storyboards
Lesson 7 Scene Analysis
Look at a scene and analyze it to improve your own work
Analyze various film examples and point out what works and why.
An explanation of story structure and how to apply it to storyboards.
Lesson 8 Industry Tips and Jobs
The best way to work with agencies and agents
What to do to increase your network of clients and how to market yourself
Tim’s take on the future of storyboards and the industry
This could change the way you approach job hunting forever
Oh, and don’t forget about these badass bonuses!
We’re including some of our most popular talks and useful lessons to keep you on track!
1. STAGING MASTERY
Learn how to take a dull and boring scene and make it fresh and exciting with your character staging. This talk will push your limits and show you how to create professional and exciting visual storytelling. In this lesson conducted live online, story artist Sergio Paez takes you through the nitty gritty of the film staging.
2. EMOTIONALLY CONNECT WITH THE AUDIENCE
Story Artist Sergio Paez guides you through this challenging topic. Learn how to get the most emotion out of the staging and setups you create. An emotional response should be the goal in every image you create. Video includes lecture, slides, and screen share demos along with a question and answer session at the end.
3. PLANING FOR ACTION
Learn the important tricks and tips you need to create realistic and complex action boards that will wow people. Action scenes are great fun but learn the techniques to take your Judo and sword fights to the next level. In this video, story artist Sergio Paez shows you how to make your action more dynamic and exciting. 60 minutes with Q&A
4. RESOURCES & COMMUNITY SUPPORT
Enrolling in the course gives you access to the StoryboardArt pro resources and Community. Connect and network with everyone in the Visual Storytellers United Facebook group that is open 24/7. Get feedback when you need it and chat with others who are online. Lots of potential for collaboration and networking. This is designed to support you and help you get the tools you need for success.
We offer full refunds up to 30 days after your purchase.
Your class videos and Q&A sessions will play in any modern browser.
Your access to the class materials never expires. Take the class at your own pace and in your own time.
This kind of focused training is not found in art schools.
Your career can’t wait. Learn what it takes to break into the film industry.
You guys provide some very valuable and indispensable resources for people like me. I sincerely appreciate it. Thank you and keep up the good work!
Frequently Asked Questions:
I am a complete beginner. Will this course be right for me?
A: Yes. You need to start somewhere and Tim Burgard is an expert in the field. Already having drawing skills is an advantage, but you also need to know the roadmap of what to study to get better. In addition you get access to the private class forums where our Community Mentors will answer your questions. Our members are a true inspiration in the way they help and guide people just like you. You will have somewhere to ask questions, get feedback and direction.
I am an intermediate or experienced artist. Will this StoryboardArt course be right for me?
A: Yes. Who better to give you honest in depth feedback than a seasoned pros like Tim Burgard and Sergio Paez. So if you want to really challenge yourself and take your storyboarding to the next level you’re in the right place. Nothing in life worth having is ever easy and learning about storytelling is no different. Get ready, this class is going to get your freelancing career started.
Can I download the video material within the course?
A: You can download most of the course materials such as handouts, but unfortunately you cannot download the video lessons to your computer. The good news, however, is that with your lifetime access you can watch the classes at any time.
What if I don’t enjoy this course?
A: We want you to get what you need out of the courses we offer. There is no use spending money on something that doesn’t further your artistic growth. Judging from the awesome user feedback from hundreds of artists signed up in the last few years to our one of a kind workshops, we are confident you will LOVE the way we approach storytelling. However, if for whatever reason you’re not 100% satisfied in any way we have a 30 day money back guarantee (no questions asked).
We want you to succeed, and we know that if you join this course and really put your heart and soul into it… you will see amazing results!
Ready to learn a solid live action method for your storyboards?
8 Video lessons with Tim Burgard
Over 16 hours of video content with user Q&A
GO at Your Own Pace
You get lifetime access. Watch the completed session recordings anytime forever.
Resources & Community Support
With our support and Visual Storytellers United Facebook group you can get feedack on your work and interact with other pros.
Plus Our Bonus Content
Exclusive bonus content to help you get the most out of visual storytelling. These bonues videos and downloads show you advanced story tips for success.
*Already boarded some movies or TV series? Now’s your chance to reach your next level of excellence with Tim Burgard as your guide!*
This course works if you do, but it does not do the work for you and it does not guarantee that you will make money or get clients. Though we have represented this course in the most honest and truthful way possible, and the methods we teach in this course have worked for us, your results may vary depending on a variety of factors including your skills, knowledge, ability, dedication, business savvy, etc. Because these factors vary according to each individual, we cannot and do not guarantee your success, income level, or ability to earn revenue.
However if you show up and commit to the course, we will support you as much as we can in your efforts to reach your goals. It won’t happen overnight, but we give you the tools and strategies to get there. You are responsible for the results you achieve. We make every effort to provide you with quality information, strategy and guidance to achieve these results but in the end it is up to you.