In our program you will follow the Pixar process to create your own storyreel, a rough draft of an animated film using drawings edited together in a sequence. Watch this video for more details.
Fall session: Oct 3rd - Dec 2nd, 2022
Each week, you will work toward a final storyreel with a deliverable that mimics Pixar’s process.
Click here for a more detailed outline of each week.
Week 1: Brainstorm 3 "What if..." ideas
Week 2: Create a character profile
Week 3: Sketch your character & world
Week 4: Outline your story using the Story Spine
Week 5: Flesh out Act 1
Week 6: Flesh out Act 1 & 2
Week 7: Flesh out Act 1, 2 & 3
Week 8: Edit and Pace your storyreel
Week 9: Make revisions/Buffer week
Our program is asynchronous to fit any schedule
You can participate individually or in teams. (50% of our users work in teams)
The fee is $25 for youth (ages 13-18)
REGISTRATION FEE & INFORMATION
Drawing materials: Many users use nothing but a pencil and paper to create their
stories. We also provide free drawing software suggestions.
Video editing: To create a storyreel, you will need to use a simple video editor such as iMovie (we suggest many free resources)
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Every week follows the same pattern:
Livestream, Self-paced work, Upload, Feedback.
(we recommend you block out at least 4-5 hours per week to succeed in this program)
Monday: 1-hour YouTube livestream with Pixar storytellers, 5pm PT/8pm ET (we post recordings)
Tuesday - Thursday: Work independently supported by the weekly content & community
Friday - Sunday: Upload your work in progress to the weekly gallery
Next Monday: Give & receive feedback on peers' work in the weekly gallery
What you'll learn in our live sessions:
Large groups/Schools - One person per organization registers the desired number of participants. Our team can help you with onboarding, email email@example.com for assistance.
Individuals - 50% of participants register and work independently through the program.
Small teams - We encourage participants to try working with a team of 2-4 people. You can sign up as a group, or, tell people you’d like to work with to join the program independently and you can form a team within the program.
Enrolled by someone else - Wait for an email notification that you have been registered.
INDIVIDUAL vs. GROUP PARTICIPATION