Online Spring 2024 Session

March 25th, 2024

April 8th, 2024


Hyein Park

Visual Story Artist
Pixar Studios

Length of Workshop: 10 weeks. Once a week.
Days: Thursdays starting January 18th, 2024
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm pacific time *Special Time
Tuition: $1,600 (Includes a $200 non-refundable registration fee)
Prerequisite: A link to your portfolio is required with your registration.


Advanced Visual Storytelling will simulate life as a professional story artist. We will review and expand upon the lessons learned in Visual Storytelling 1 to craft more nuanced scenes with emphasis on visual storytelling. We will also discuss character / world-building, incorporating your artistic style and how to best bring your own voice into the larger film-making industry.

Assignments will include: From the beginning of the course, students will create a core portfolio piece and continue to work and improve upon it with lessons and review sessions each remaining week till the workshop is completed.


  • Streamlining the work process to work faster and better.( work space set up, drawing tricks, health protective practices)
  • Brainstorming
  • Beat boarding vs Storyboarding
  • Composition/ staging 
  • Camera language
  • Pacing / Creating drama
  • Perspective for storyboarding 
  • Character: Capturing likeness /  Staying on model / Acting choices
  • Structure 
  • Storyboarding from a given script:  ( <50 boards, two week assignment)
  • A short story portfolio piece (Hand off in the week 1 for 9 weeks working period with progress reviews) 
  • Pitching lesson and feedback during review sessions.
  • Career know-how discussions.


Prerequisite: A portfolio review is required. Visual Storytelling 1  is highly recommended.

*Visual Story 2 is limited to 10 students to allow for maximum individualized focus. We encourage a comfortable, collaborative environment so that students can learn from their own assignments, the critiques of others’, instructor demos, lectures, and guest speakers.