Breaking In: Breaking Into Storyboarding for TV

Breaking In: Breaking Into Storyboarding for TV


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Breaking In: Breaking Into Storyboarding for TV



  • Those considering storyboarding as a profession
  • Folks with a fundamental understanding of storyboarding
  • Students
  • Recent Grads
  • People looking to make a career change


  • 3D Pipeline
  • Best practices for story artists
  • Resumes
  • Portfolios/Website
  • Interviews
  • Networking


  • Basics of storyboarding programs
  • Fundamentals of storyboarding


Do you want to break into television Storyboarding professionally but have no idea where to start? Do you dream of drawing boards for beloved TV series? Looking forward to seeing your name in the credits one day. Then this circle is for you.

In Breaking Into Storyboarding for TV, you will learn the essentials of what it takes to get started in this part of the industry. By the end of the term, you will:

  • Understand the Storyboarding Pipeline, how boards fit into the production process and the various responsibilities of a storyboard artist
  • Know how to set yourself up to apply for and land jobs by creating strong resumes, cover letters, portfolios, and networks
  • You’ll also have a clear picture of how recruiting works and the job application process
  • Learn how to show up professionally so that recruiters and bosses take notice of you
  • Develop tools for managing the stresses and anxieties that come along with making the leap into the industry

Qualification Criteria

Student (final year)
Aspiring Professional (0 yrs of experience)

Day / Time

Times Per Month:  Twice 
Day / Time:  Friday evenings
Timezone: PST

ADDITIONAL Application requirementS

Please submit the following:

  • Resume
  • Portfolio – Example of interest in storyboarding (storyboards, student film/reel, personal art, life drawings, or sketchbook)
  • Personal Statement explaining why this circle is right for you

Circle Leader

Janice Rim

I’m a Korean-American Director and Story Artist. I studied filmmaking and started considering storyboarding as a career at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

I have had the pleasure of storyboarding for Disney Junior’s Alice’s Wonderland Bakery, Chicken Squad, T.O.T.S., and directing a series of shorts about mental health for CalHOPE at Studio Smokescreen.

Currently, I’m directing an unannounced show at Wild Canary Animation. Outside of work, I’m a big fan of watching international films and taking one-day craft classes of all sorts.


Current Title:  Director

Studio / Employer:  Wild Canary Animation


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