Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I highly recommend this course for any one planning to go into the animation field. Storyboarding is a huge part of a studio's pipeline and it is important to understand why. The boards act as a blueprint to make shooting the film more manageable. Without the story board to map out what's happening, the company producing the film could suffer financial loss or may not meet their deadline.
This class covers a wide range of material. You start out drawing from life and practicing gesture sketches. In the process, you are given tools and techniques to enhance your drawing skills. After the first couple of weeks you get more into drawing the actual boards. There are some assignments where you are required to just make thumbnails and others that require you to make clean and presentable boards. All the larger assignments are split up into parts so you always have enough time to finish them. It also makes the final project much easier since it's split it three sections.
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Advice for students:
One of the biggest challenges during this course was trying to keep with all the drawing. You have to learn how to lay out sketches as fast as your brain works out the story. Sketching every single day helps you to get quicker and quicker. Even this course requires you to practice drawing every day and it really helps. Also, always use references. It's much easier to draw from real life then to try and draw from memory.