This class will explore the cinematic techniques used in storyboarding for animation. The objective is to produce a professional presentation through the use of markers, color pencils as well as digital programs such as Photoshop, Flash and Toon Boom's Storyboard Pro. Animatics will be created to give implied motion, character relationships, camera moves and an overall sense of the project's timing. In addition, color scripts will be developed to define lighting, character emotion, mood, and story tension. Scripts, camera angles, shot setups and scenes will be analyzed and refined as students learn techniques such as composing for the screen, arranging visual elements and directing the viewer's eye. Students will be directed to experiment with the manipulation of time and space as they create interesting camera moves and action sequences. The class will also focus on transitions between shots and scenes through the use of color and effects. Our class will also explore the use of sound to enhance the story and the animatic. The objective of this class is to produce a finished story, complete with color boards, animatic, and accompanying sound.