Storyboarding for Animators

Short course


This training has been funded by ScreenSkills Animation Skills Fund and is aimed at freelance early career storyboard artists, revisionists and assistants in animated TV series based in the UK.  It will delivered online over 3 weeks and will consist of a mix of masterclasses and assignments finishing with an online networking event to share the work produced and introduce the participants to potential employers


Participants will leave the course with a better understanding of the process of taking a script to storyboard, learn the basics of the industry standard software Storyboard Pro, develop their drawing skills for storyboarding, increase their knowledge of film language, and finally to use all these to test their skills on an existing script

Areas covered include:

  • Film language and how it applies to animation
  • Storyboard Pro training
  • Acting in storyboard
  • Storyboarding from audio
  • Storyboarding for animated TV series: storyboarding, pitching, revisioning
  • Online Networking Event

As well as a number of specialist speakers, this course will be delivered by Bianca Ansems a story artist with over 10 years work experience in the Film & TV industry, and of that 8 years specialised in storyboard. She has worked as storyboard artist on shows such as ‘The Amazing World of Gumball’, ‘The Valiant Quest of Prince Ivandoe’ and ‘Elliott from Earth’ for Cartoon Network, where she also directed a development pilot. She has worked on shows for Netflix (‘Deadendia’, ‘Mech Cadet Yu’) and worked directly for Netflix LA in development. Most recently she has worked as Storyboard Supervisor and Episode Director for Disney Channel’s ‘The Unstoppable Yellow Yeti’. 

ScreenSkills Subsidised Freelance Rate: £100

Fees and funding options

Fees for this course are as follows:

This programme is supported by the ScreenSkills Animation Skills Fund with contributions from UK animation productions

Entry requirements

Places are only available to UK freelancers (early career storyboard artists, revisionists & assistants) and we welcome and encourage applications from people from diverse socio-economic backgrounds; disabled, d/Deaf and neurodiverse participants; Black, Asian and Minority Ethic applicants and LGBTQ+ and non-binary candidates

How to apply

Application deadline: 25 Apr 2022