Back to the Drawing Table with Renee Reeser Zelnick

Freelance Finance and Solving the Self-Employed Mortgage Mystery - Part One Several of our freelance storyboard and artist colleagues have asked me how I solved the freelancer’s mortgage mystery. In an ever-evolving economy, is the...

How to Negotiate a Project Rate as a Storyboard Artist

Certain aspects of being a professional illustrator or storyboard artist are more challenging than others. One of the biggest challenges artists-for-hire face is their pricing structure. The age-old dilemma of not wanting to price...

The Big Picture: Portfolio Submissions & Omissions

There was once a time when you had to explain what a storyboard artist was. This was back in the pre-digital days of paper and markers when most assignments were performed in-house. Fax machines...

How to Land a Storyboard Artist Job with No Experience

Even Without Experience, You Can Get A Job As A Storyboard Artist If you're a storyboard artist, then you already know that you have the talent and skill necessary to tell a story with pictures....

4 Steps to Becoming a Storyboard Artist

Television shows, video games, advertisements, and movies all use vivid and visually impactful stories to engage their audience. To develop effective visual content, production companies employ storyboard artists at the beginning phases of the...

7 Common Mistakes To Avoid When Looking For An Artist’s Agent

Do you want to draw for a living? I am the first person to advocate anyone taking on a creative career. However, if you want to make money at it, expanding your professional creative side...

The Pros & Cons Of Joining An Artist Union

The Pros Whether you're just getting started or being a seasoned storyboard artist, you've probably come across one of the artist unions. If you haven't joined a union as yet or you're skeptical, please read...
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Complete Guide To Animatics

5 Steps to Creating Animatics for Your Next Project Animatics: What Are They?  The next step after you’ve created a storyboard is to turn it into an animatic. But what exactly are animatics? Animatics are videos that play...
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13 Tips to Create Effective E-Learning Storyboards

Leave it to Walt Disney and his crew to unknowingly create a magical way to structure an E-learning class. In the early 1930s, a Disney animator created the first storyboard in history by tacking...
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Storyboarding Techniques Used in Successful Films and TV Shows

Storyboarding is essential to the pre-production process for films and TV shows. It involves creating a series of images representing each shot in a scene and the camera angles, movements, and other...