Submissions due june 1st! 

mentees announced Friday june 8th, Mentorships start Monday june 18th!

Open call for the last official round of TAN Storyboard Mentorships!

As a quick reminder: 
     1) this is NOT a "teach-me-how-to-draw" class, it is a cinematic and visual storytelling course
     2) this is a 1-on-1 virtual mentorship, meaning: we meet up once a week for a couple hours (via Google Hangouts), and it will just be the two of us during your assigned class time
     3) you should have a pretty strong feeling that storyboarding is for you (not just curious to see if you like it), because this will be an intensive program in which we cram a decade of knowledge into 12 weeks

Listed below is a sample of what you can expect during the 12 weeks. A few of the topics we will cover include:

        • storyboarding history & philosophies

        • basic shots, angles and terminology

        • "good stuff" vs. "bad stuff" theories

        • feature vs. TV/comedy vs. action/script vs. board driveN

        • staging & composition

        • cinematic rules & guidelines

        • understanding acting

        • keys to storyboard revisions

        • cheats, tricks, and tactics

        • portfolio building

        • storyboard testing

And lots, LOTS more! Bear in mind that each week will also have homework assignments so that YOU get the most of what you're learning on a weekly basis. Also, each session is based on 2-hour blocks of time: one hour for discussion and homework review, and one hour for lecture and on-screen, real-time demonstrations!

It's going to be jam-packed, but here's the point of it all: nearly all storyboard classes and workshops are geared toward belting out the information and building blocks, but THIS mentorship will show you exactly how to use them. The whole goal is that you walk away with TWO high-end portfolio pieces and a completely revamped, industry standard portfolio to showcase storyboarding proficiency! There will be plenty of hand-holding, but certainly lots of pushing for growth! In fact, here's a testimonial of someone who has already taken this same mentorship: 

"If you are truly passionate about breaking into Storyboarding for Television Animation, taking Kris' mentorship is the right choice to make. Not only did he teach storyboard techniques used for TV storyboarding, but he extinguished burning questions, and tackled doubt, and insecurities that I had when it came to applying for, and working in a storyboarding position. He even gave advice about non-storyboarding specific topics. Kris is humble, and very easy to talk to, and I'm proud to have been his mentee." - Waymond S. (@waymonds)

If you're ready to jump on this, feel free to start the submission process at any time! Here's the cost and how to submit:

Mentorship Package - $1,500 (due on or before June 18th)

Submission requirements:

  • a link to your online portfolio (will not accept physical portfolios)

  • a short 1-page cover letter (why are you seeking this mentorship?)

  • a 15-25 panel sample storyboard from one of the 3 prompts (at the bottom of this page)

  • remember only 10 seats available this session!

Be sure to have those 3 pieces (link to portfolio, short cover letter, storyboard sample) sent to  NO LATER THAN June 1st, 2018 @ 11:59pm PST. Decisions will be made and announced by June 8th.

On June 8th, we will set up ALL of your own personalized mentorship/workshop day and time for each week. The mentorships and workshops will begin Monday, June 18th (also when payment is due even if your first class is on Thursday)!

Any questions, comments or concerns? PLEASE don't hesitate to email me directly at! Anything that's not working for you will be clarified — after all, this mentorship is for you!

Hope to work with you this summer!

**Life Tip: Not sure you have the time for this? Not sure you can scrounge up the dough to pay for this puppy? SUBMIT ANYWAY. Submitting is free and no commitment. Plus, if you don't submit, then you have no options. Just like college, if you submit and get chosen, you can always decline if you still don't think you can work it out. You have nothing to lose!


**Storyboard Sample Prompts**
1) can't believe my eyes
2) If i could do it over
3) worst date ever