Today we’re announcing the launch of our much anticipated course, Cinematic Storytelling offered by California College of the Arts. This introductory course lays the groundwork for core concepts in film production and animation, with an emphasis on visual grammar and techniques.

Solid storytelling is the foundation of any effective and successful film. This credit-eligible course explores the elements of the three-act story structure and the production techniques necessary to bring a story to life. Through composition and staging, learners will develop the knowledge and skills to turn their ideas into a clear and dramatic narrative arc. To put it all together, students will learn essential editing tricks for creating a cohesive and engaging film. Collaboration and peer review will be integral parts of the course to track the development of students’ progress.

Filmmaker and animator Craig Good is the instructor for the course. As a veteran in the industry, Good began his career at LucasFilm in 1982 and has worked over 30 years at Pixar. Having worked in a variety of departments including content development and production, Good has extensive experience in animation and live-action shorts. The course also features guest instructor Christian Roman, a Pixar story artist who holds over 20 years of experience in animation production, including storyboarding for The Simpsons.

This course is ideal for those looking to develop their filmmaking skills or anyone who wants to learn more about the process of making their favorite films. Get started today and enroll now!

Cinematic Storytelling

Cinematic Storytelling

California College of the Arts