Storyboarding & Previsualisation (18 weeks)

Escape Studios
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Professional Training
18 weeks
12,760 GBP
Full time
Online courses
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12,760 GBP
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Course description

Storyboarding & Previsualisation (18 weeks)

Take your traditional and digital skills to a more technical level with this Advanced 18 week course!

Our Storyboarding and Previz is a unique course incorporating several important disciplines. Our course teaches both disciplines that use traditional drawing skills (storyboards), or digital skills (previz). Storyboard artists and previz artists must solve many of the same problems, including shot flow, cinematography, narrative rhythm, and continuity.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Aged 18 or over, a good understanding of written and spoken English.

Training Course Content

Module 1 - Storyboarding

Week 1: Storyboarding Basics - Pitch for a Short Film

  • Brainstorming
  • Logline
  • Premise
  • Outline
  • Script

Week 2: Story Design

  • Defining the conflict
  • Designing Characters with personality
  • Establishing the story rules
  • Creating story sequences

Week 3: Storyboarding Basics

  • Life drawing
  • Composition Elements
  • Colour theory
  • Concept Art
  • Character and Environment Design

Week 4: Storyboarding Intermediate

  • Script breakdown
  • Pacing the action
  • Thumbnails and tonal sketches
  • Beat boards
  • Staging

Week 5: Storyboarding Advanced

  • Digital storyboarding
  • Animation principles
  • Sound Design
  • Compositing
  • Animatic

Module 2 - Previsualisation

Week 6: Previz basics - Storyboarding for Interactive project

  • Art Direction and storytelling
  • Period styles, Fashion and Costume
  • Digital painting
  • Colour scripts
  • Lighting for atmosphere and mood
  • Cinematography techniques

Week 7: Previz basics

  • 3D Concepts
  • Pipeline
  • Modelling
  • Assets and World Building

Week 8: Previz Intermediary

  • UVMapping
  • Textures
  • Materials

Week 9: Previz Intermediary

  • Rigging
  • Animation
  • Cameras

Week 10: Previz Intermediary

  • Lighting
  • Staging a shot
  • Rendering
  • Compositing
  • Editing

Week 11 & 12: Group Project- Directing a Story, Pitch for TV series

  • Preproduction

Week 13:

  • Production

Week 14:

  • Postproduction
  • Pitch

Week 15 & 16 : Individual Project- Producing Pitch for a Feature Film Project

  • Screenplay writing
  • Scheduling
  • Preproduction

Week 17:

  • Cinematography
  • Animation
  • TD
  • Rendering


  • Postproduction
  • Pitch
  • Demo-reel

Why choose Escape Studios

In 2020 over 80% of VFX, 100% of Animation and over 80% of their Game Art undergraduate students have had their student projects nominated for awards.

36 Escapees (alumni) worked on No Time to Die, 47 worked on Avengers: Endgame, and 24 worked on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

In 2021, they hosted over 70 mock interviews with the likes of MPC, DNEG, Aardman, Blue Zoo and Creative Assembly.


  • Tuition fees (on-campus): £15,950
  • Tuition fees (live online): £12,760

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Escape Studios

Escape Studios offers undergraduate, postgraduate and short courses in Visual Effects (VFX), Game Art, Animation and Motion Graphics. Whether you are looking to take your first step into the Creative industries, develop your professional skills or give you that much...

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190 High Holborn
WC1V 7BH London

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