Storyboard: An Exhibition

Storyboard: An Exhibition

This exhibition highlights the exploratory sketches and creative solutions made by Storyboard artists.

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 9:00am to Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 6:00pm

Yury Guzman, Alexander Edward Karnes, and Brandon Strathmann
March 27 – April 12, 2017

Raizes Gallery
Lunder Arts Center
1801 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA

Storyboarding is the creative stage that Animators use to plan out their cartoons. Storyboards are a series of comic-strip style illustrations that describe all of the acting and cinematography that will appear in a finished animation. Hollywood Legend gives Walt Disney Animation the credit for creating this labor-saving method for visualizing full-length animation. Many animation artists are employed as Storyboard artists in the live-action cinematic industry as well as in animation studios where they provide projects with a plan and creative vision at the start of a motion picture.

Storyboard artists continue to offer support in designing the narrative and environment of a film all the way through its final stages. Characters and stories are designed and perfected through this tool. Whether it is drama or comedy, the exploratory sketches made by Storyboard artists provide a chance to research creative solutions to a cartoon’s storytelling challenges. Story artists’ well-honed skills in observational drawing and character acting enable them to bring a narrative to life.

The three artists in this exhibition are all experienced Storyboard artists. They have compiled their storyboards and conceptual art work made for more finished projects. Two are current students sharing the planning they are doing to complete their Senior Animated Films. They have built up their skills in drawing and storytelling in order to most efficiently design their final student artworks.