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Screenplay to Storyboard: Visually Planning your Film


Tuesday, Aug. 25th & Thursday, Aug. 27th | 7pm-10pm | Zoom Session

 *Note:  This workshop will take place on Zoom. You will receive an email with the link to participate.

Story boarding is a series of visual illustrations and is a graphic organizer that details how a film will be shown in chronological order. In this course, you will learn how to break your shots and scenes from your written script into visual thumbnails or storyboards, in preparation for your next animation or short film. It is an important step in pre-visualizing narrative concepts for film, animation, motion graphic or interactive media sequences and planning budgets for your production. It also serves as a reference to sell and pitch to producers and potential funders.

This workshop will cover the following areas:

-A visual theme that expresses the look and feel of your overall production
-Creating an opening sequence to establish your written story and visual narrative
-Breakdown written scene into a shot list
-Determining the composition of a shot
-Staging and positioning your characters with a scene
-Establishing a visual narrative and flow
-Planning of camera angles and positions
-Plan visual transitions, dissolves and cuts
-Plan light, shadow, and colour palettes
-Plan for visual emphasis, action and continuity

Murray Toews’ creative work spans the disciplines and media of drawing, print, film, audio-art, interactivity, and digital/analog hand-drawn animation. He received a BFA first-class honors degree with a thesis in advanced drawing from the U of M.

In 2012, his hand-drawn animation Thought Camera, Reel One: “Circus of Objects” was the official selection for the NSI Online Short Film Festival and the 2013 Gimli Film Festival Manitoba program. In 2018 he won a Tangent Animation Award for Best Short Animation / Experimental for his film “10 Years Before Happiness”- a subjective and allegorical autobiography.


Notice Given:                                           Eligible for:

At least 7 days prior to start date               Full refund

7 days to 48 hours prior to start date        Full refund less 20% administration fee

Less than 48 hours prior to start date       No refund

The Winnipeg Film Group reserves the right to cancel any course where the minimum registration has not been met. Anyone registered for a course that has been cancelled is eligible for a full refund, Cancelled course fees may also be used towards any other Winnipeg Film Group training programs.

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20 members, 40 general


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We’re located in the heart of Winnipeg's historic Exchange District in the Artspace building. We are across the street from Old Market Square at the corner of Arthur Street and Bannatyne - one block west of Main.

The Winnipeg Film Group is located on Treaty 1 Territory and on the ancestral lands of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dene Peoples and in the homeland of the Métis Nation. We offer our respect and gratitude to the traditional caretakers of this land.