Animated Storytelling 2020

Jenny Kinard

Session 2: Jul 20-31, 2020

Ever had an idea for a short film? Do you love drawing and animation? Do you find yourself daydreaming about the future of our world? Movies like Wall-E, Fantastic Planet, Escape from Planet Earth and The Iron Giant made a huge mark on film industries all around the world. With their compelling 2D worlds, animated characters, brilliant screenplays, and magnetic visual effects, people became enthralled in the worlds that were created and the stories that were being told. After watching such animated films, have you ever wondered how they came up with the story or created those awe-inspiring effects? Well, in this two-week studio, we will introduce you to the art of visual effects, world creation, digital motion graphics, and storytelling, so that you can create your very own short animated film!

This Studio will focus on understanding different forms of storytelling as portrayed in animated shorts. Students will then come up with ideas for stories that can be told through 2D animation. Students will learn the entire process of creating a short film piece, from storyboarding to directing to sound mixing, and everything in between. They will then learn how to create compelling visual effects as seen in “Hollywood style” movies and use them in their stories using Adobe After Effects. Under the guidance of NuVu’s Coaches and industry experts, students in this Studio will learn about digital filmmaking, digital art, illustration, storytelling, and production. The only thing stopping them is their imagination!


Focus Skills/Subjects/Technologies:


   Digital Art

   Digital Animation


   Social Sciences

   Adobe Photoshop

   Adobe After Effects

Enrolling students must be any of the following:

  • High School Student
  • Post-High School Gap Year Student