Toon Boom and 6 Point Harness to host Storyboard Pro workshop


Montreal, Canada - January 16, 2015
 
Toon Boom Animation   6 Point Harness
 

Participants Selected For The Workshop Will Be Provided With A Free One-Month License For Storyboard Pro, Software Used On Series Like The Simpsons, Family Guy and Phineas and Ferb

First Workshop Submission Deadline is Thursday, February 12th

LOS ANGELES, CA (January 16, 2015) - 6 Point Harness (6PH), a creative and visionary animation studio which develops and produces premium content through its suite of high-end tools and services, in collaboration with two-time Emmy® Award recipient, Toon Boom Animation Inc., announced today that the companies will host a free, two-day storyboarding workshop with guest instructor, animator Matt Danner.

"Great storyboards are crucial and we have noted an increased demand for board artists familiar with Storyboard Pro software," said Brendan Burch, CEO, Co-Founder and Executive Producer of 6PH. "And, there is no one better than Matt Danner to develop talent. It’s a real unique opportunity for burgeoning creatives."

The first workshop will take place on Saturday, February 21st from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at 6PH’s new Echo Park facility. A panel of industry professionals will select 30 participants after reviewing the submitted applications, and body of work.

"Storyboarding is the life-line of the animation process – a place where a story becomes real. I'd like to share what I've learned from my journey so it can be of use to others," said Danner. "Throughout my career, I've had many mentors and peers that helped shape my ability to do what I love. It's time to pay it forward."

The workshop will entail instruction by Danner, additional guest lecturers and a lesson on Toon Boom’s Storyboard Pro.

"We are thrilled that 6 Point Harness asked us to be a part of this amazing event," said Desideria Mastriaco, Toon Boom Animation Marketing and Communications Manager. "It’s so important in our industry to encourage creativity and to continue to provide opportunities for young animators, and artists."

After the session, participants will be asked to create groups of three and then each group will be responsible for storyboarding one act of a particular 11-minute script. On March 14th, groups will return to 6PH to pitch their project to directors who will provide feedback and notes.

Toon Boom will grant one-month Toon Boom Storyboard Pro licenses so that participants can complete the assignment.

To be considered, hopeful participants must fill out the application at: http://www.sixpointharness.com/storyclass/

About 6 Point Harness: 6 Point Harness (6PH) is a creative and visionary animation studio which develops and produces premium content through its suite of high-end tools and services. The Los Angeles based studio is both a world-class producer of original animated content and a resource for top-shelf animation production from inception of projects to execution. The 6PH team is known for its development skills and technical knowledge, as well as a company that provides artists, writers and creatives a unique and effective outlet to display talent and tell stories.

Over the last decade, the studio has produced major projects such as: Fox’s Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, Tom Hanks’ series Electric City, MTV’s Good Vibes, The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie for Comedy Central and the award-winning Dick Figures, an adult animated web comedy series featuring two human-like stick figures which, with the help of a successful Kickstarter campaign, went on to become Dick Figures: The Movie in 2013.

About Storyboard Pro Toon Boom® Storyboard Pro is the all-in one storyboarding software created by Toon Boom Animation for planning/pitching both animated and live-action productions. Storyboard Pro cuts storyboarding time down to a fraction of the classic process and extensively relied upon across the industry.

For more information, contact info@toonboom.com.

Media Contact:
Desideria Mastriaco
Marketing and Communications Manager
Toon Boom Animation Inc.
dmastriaco@toonboom.com
+1 514 490 6497

About Toon Boom Animation Inc. Toon Boom Animation Inc. (toonboom.com), a Corus Entertainment Inc. company and Primetime Emmy Engineering Award recipient, is the worldwide leader in digital content and animation creation software. Toon Boom provides an innovative suite of applications and services to a community of animation studios, gaming studios, educational institutions, individual professionals, and many other markets.