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Building a Submission-Ready Storyboard Portfolio (Online)

Tutors: Kayvon Darabi Fard

Date: Friday, June 5th, 2020

Duration: 5 Fridays (7pm - 9pm)

Venue: Online

Cost: €0

Course Profile:

Screen Skills Ireland and Animation Skillnet are delighted to present this 5 week course, designed by Kayvon Darabi Fard, which will help those interested in building a Storyboard/ Story Driven Portfolio to use as the basis for applying to Animation Studios/ Storyboard Roles. This course is offered free of charge to support the Irish creative screen industries impacted by the ongoing situation with COVID-19.

In this course, Kayvon will be sharing some tips and tricks in putting together a Storyboard Artist Portfolio, touching on a few subjects and sharing advice in building and keeping a portfolio online and offline. Providing guidance in the process of applying, undertaking story tests, communication and working on/ receiving constructive feedback.

Areas that will be touched on are:

  • Portfolio Preparation
  • Portfolio Content, Working in Story, Working from Scripts. log lines and post-it notes (and Exercises)
  • Studio Portfolio Guidelines, Intellectual Property and Fan Art
  • Extensions of a Portfolio – Archiving and Marketing New and Old Portfolio Material
  • Social Media, Art Posting, Online Presence and Networking
  • Interviews, Portfolio Reviews, Story Tests and Growth via feedback
  • Portfolio Presentation and Delivery Tips

This course will take place from 7pm to 9pm on the following dates: Fri 5th, Fri 12th, Fri 19th, Fri 26th of June and Fri 10th of July.

Participant Profile:

Recent graduates who wish to gain advice in starting applying for roles, in addition to freelancers or artists who want to broaden their horizons on portfolio building in order to further their content/ development of personal and professional portfolio materials.

System requirements needed for the course

Courses will be taking place using the Skype or Google Hangouts App (TBC). Participants will need to have a good internet connection and a device with audio, webcam and microphone for live chat sessions and feedback.

Application Procedure:

Please apply online with an up to date CV by 12pm on Monday 18th May 2020.

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