Aardman Academy: Storyboarding Workshop

Where: Aardman Academy, Aardman Animations, Gas Ferry Road, Bristol, BS1 6UN

When: 12 September 2019 9:30am to 5:30pm


A one day intensive storyboarding workshop with acclaimed storyboard artist Sylvia Bull.


During the day’s workshop Sylvia aims to highlight the role of storyboards used in animation for film and television.

Using examples of her work, she’ll discuss the importance of understanding simple film language and how camera placement is used to tell a story, including the choice of camera shot, framing and background, as well as camera movements, editing and timing.

Narrative flow within a sequence will also be discussed and shown with examples of work.

There will be an exploration of colour scripts and the way American studios such as Pixar and Dreamworks use them in Animated Feature Films.

The day will culminate with participants producing a short storyboard sequence.


Entry level participants keen to expand their storyboarding knowledge.

TUTOR: Sylvia Bull

Sylvia Bull is a Storyboard Artist whose career began as a 2D Animator at Disney Studios in New Zealand. Since then she’s worked as a Storyboard Artist on Aardman Animations first feature film “Chicken Run”, their Academy Award®-winning feature “Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit” and “Flushed Away”. Other projects with Aardman included the “Creature Comforts” TV series, the Emmy Award-winning “Shaun the Sheep” TV series, and various TV Commercials.

Entry Cost: £99 + VAT

Posted by: Katie Daniels | 02-07-2019

Contact the event organiser: academy@aardman.com