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so I remember for me it was like once I realized I wanted to do storyboarding I was like look at the end credits of films and see the names of everyone on there and sometimes I would look them up online and ask questions to them and a lot of times they're all really nice which is surprising I don't think I've ever had like a native experience doing that it's either they won't answer or they'll give you advice for how to do it I think it's just like being strong in your commitment of what you want to do and just never giving up on it and constantly pushing yourself and challenging yourself in that field whatever it may be you have to keep trying you have to keep drawing drawing drawing the best advice that I have is not to look you know it's great to look at films and to look at photography to look at other artists but for me it's to look at life I carry a sketchbook I do quick sketching I take notes sometimes I don't even have to draw it's more about observing people observing moments remember all the bits that you've learned about shape line texture know how they work and then do your best to forget about them by loosening up and doing a lot of quick drawings a lot of fast drawings and not being afraid to fail you're going to get out your first ideas and your first gestures and you may find something very spontaneous that you like a lot and then you think you know using those elements that you've learned about how to frame that idea by using a triangle as a dynamic shape or a square as a blocking element or a pattern of lines as a directional device to lead your eye to that that thing that you discovered because you were drawing fast and you could go back and capture the charm of the thing that came right off the tip of your pencil play with all these tools that you're learning about play with lion shape color but the name of the game is just experiment and have fun play with compositions that don't work but then learn from those mistakes think about well why don't they work why aren't they achieving what I want them to achieve I think you have to forgive yourself and just allow yourself to make mistakes and that's probably the best advice that I could give when I was given an assignment it would usually be a table read first where you get the strip script pages and you'd read it together as with you the director if I had a story Julie the writer as well and you kind of just read it you take notes you ask questions cuz then after that I usually go back to my office and I'll kind of sit for a while with my eyes closed sometimes and I'll just visualize like what is the scene look like to me which is basically me just as quickly as possible and as roughly as possible doing like these really quick and small drawings about what the progression of the scene is so maybe it'll be a car there and then this is a car there and then moving into maybe a close-up of a car here and I'll just do this until I go through the entire script and then I'll have like a full page of all these little squares look like what they're saying underneath it and everything there and then I'll look at it and then I'll decide is this what I pictured in my head and then if it's not I'll usually scrap it and I'll do it again because it's like so quick is such an easy way to do it because I'm not putting much effort or time into it so I can see it as quick as possible and understand like where the mistakes are and how until like sometimes it's like rearranging shots I might say oh I put this one here and I'll put this one over here at the front of it and before I even move into the storyboarding process it's like a plan before you move into the building of the scene I kind of the best way to think about these tools the word teaching you're here today is but think of them just as that as tools they are the building blocks of visual storytelling that you have to know this is like your meat and potatoes would have to learn how to use these things by practicing and kind of repeating it over and over but in the back of your head keep in mind that you're trying to tell a story so in a way the best way to use tone or perspective is asking yourself what am I trying to say and that will help you in knowing which ones of these tools to use and how to use them best I remember during the internship I was really shy and I we had to pitch like paper boards on the board with a stick in front of the whole group and whenever I would go up to pitch I would be really quiet and I would like read the dialogue and I wouldn't look at anyone in the eye and member he was like come on like you got to be better than this like what's wrong like why can't you just like get up and pitch it and I think he helped me to realize that when you're pitching and we're in front of a crowd they're not really paying attention to you it's more about the work so I remember before pitches we would always just get amped where we've got in the hallway and then listen to like loud music and kind of like jump do jumping jacks or whatever it took and then go into the room and then they would ask like who wants to go first and then I'll be in the back and I'd raised my hand and he's like yeah my go and it was just like that kind of encouragement that really helped for later on in my career and I still kind of do those things now before pitches was really helpful thanks Bobby you