Act Out! Storyboarding for Film
Turn your drama into drawings in this movement workshop that connects your poses and expressions to the visual arts medium! Learn the basic elements of representing characters and emotions, starting with the inner line. Set your characters in a scene with perspective. Learn representational, constructed, and natural shapes. Create a story arc and illustrate it collaboratively, or do a 1-person storyline. (There will be premade story arcs on hand). Themes involve boundaries and visibility. Draw out your storyboard on cards, and we will put your storyboard grid on the monitor for you or your classmates to ACT OUT!
Anu Annam, is an acclaimed artist, educator, curator, and administrator. In their 30-year artistic practice, they explore psychology through watercolor, acrylic, oil, and collage by weaving realistic and abstract images of figures and faces to create a final impact of honest emotion. Their passion for comics, sci-fi, satire, and Indian mythology drives their digital and ink work and informs the engaging tone and content of their classes and social justice practice. They collaborate with and are faculty at numerous institutions such as the Long Island Museum, Teatro Yerbabruja, Community-Word Project most recently has joined the Symphony Space's Global Arts Program.. They have won multiple arts, teaching, and community grants from New York State Council on the Arts, New York Foundation of the Arts, and Suffolk County. They have received Proclamations from the Town of Huntington and Town of Patchogue for their tireless dedication to supporting the arts. Anu Annam has recently been named the 2023 recipient of the NYSCA Interdisciplinary Artist Award.
Annam is the founder/director of the arts-based support and advocacy organization, SEA of Visibility, which provides robust, multi-disciplinary arts events and education programs that center queer/BIPOC folx with invisible disabilities aiding in the integration of the disabled community into the cultural landscape of New York. They believe that through kindness, community, arts programs, and advocacy, individuals can thrive as Annam has, through multiple marginalized experiences, to lead a meaningful life full of contribution and joy.
SEA of Visibility is an organization that embraces BIPOC, immigrant, queer and disabled artists and allies, focusing on neurodiversity and mental health. It “Supports Expression through the Arts” (SEA) and promotes destigmatization and integration through multidisciplinary arts exhibitions, performances and art-making programs. It provides peer and professional support and offers coping and compensatory strategies for its participants, helping to create art that broadens the greater community’s vision of what mental illness is.