Between Poetry and Performance: Storyboarding 101 with Andrew EdwardsThursday, January 28, 2021 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Live interactive workshop held via Zoom. (run time: 120 minutes)
Storyboarding is a vital step in the animation pipeline where an idea is transformed into a visual journey. Here key storytelling elements take shape, expanding and defining the narrative, becoming a guide for the rest of the production process. In this workshop led by Andrew Edwards, you will engage in the exploratory process of storyboarding. You’ll learn all the basics of how to take a prompt and hash out the timing, cinematography, and acting in order to create a clear, compelling story for your favorite projects.
This interactive workshop is at the introductory level. The workshop will be held on Zoom, and space is limited. Participants can use any digital drawing program OR traditional drawing utensils and index cards to create a storyboard. Participants will receive the meeting link in a reminder email in the days preceding this workshop. There is no cost to attend.
Crafting stunning animations and illustrated works, Andrew Edwards is an Afro-Latino digital storyteller who firmly believes our world needs more engaging visual experiences. A BFA graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and a 2019 Fifth Year Scholar, Andrew specializes in animation, electronic-based installation, and special effects. Andrew’s works have been featured in the BlackStar Film Festival, Future Tenant, and Pittsburgh Ace Hotel, and in Pittsburgh Filmmakers exhibitions. Andrew proudly nurtures the creativity of young artists at the #1 Boarding Arts High School in the world, Idyllwild Arts Academy where he serves as an animation teacher, social media manager, and freelance animator.
Between Poetry and Performance is a virtual workshop series curated by Paloma Sierra, Emerging Poet Laureate of Allegheny County. The series invites writers of all experience levels to reimagine poetry through theater and film. How can these two mediums help us reclaim our voices, speak our minds, and connect with others? How do we push our words into motion, and thrust poetry towards action?