Cartoon Network Studios Chooses Six Finalists For Its Inaugural Storyboard Artist Training Programme

Cartoon Network Studios Chooses Six Finalists For Its Inaugural Storyboard Artist Training Programme

Cartoon Network Studios Chooses Six Finalists For Its Inaugural Storyboard Artist Training Programme

Cartoon Network Studios has announced the finalists for its first ever Storyboard Artist Training Programme. The Storyboard Artist Training Programme is a 12-week long paid course on the fundamentals of storyboarding, specifically for content formatted for television.

More than 2,000 people have applied for the training programme, but six artists were specifically chosen based on their artwork portfolio and their ability to express storytelling through the use of art. The Cartoon Network Storyboard Artist Training Programme forms part of Cartoon Network Studios Academy’s Artists Incubator Initiative, which was developed in response to growing industry demand for storyboard artists for children’s animation productions.

Starting next Monday (4th February) until 26th April, the six finalists will be taught storyboarding techniques, dialogue writing, gesture drawing and expressing physical comedy through the use of drawings. The six finalists will also get production experience with various in-house production crews and will be taught by special guest instructors including Matt Burnett and Ben Levin (creator of Craig of the Creek), Owen Dennis (creator of the upcoming series – Infinity Train), Julia Pott (creator of Summer Camp Island) and JG Quintel (creator of Regular Show and the upcoming TBS series – Close Enough).

The chosen six Storyboard Artist Training Programme finalists:

Marcy Bones

Marcy is a storyboard artist who has worked in indie games, comics, and animation. Recently, she had a comic featured in Stacked Deck Press’s all-trans comics anthology, We’re Still Here, and has completed storyboarding work with independent video game developer and publisher – WayForward Technologies. Marcy is also developing a television pitch, The Other Town. She graduated of Savannah College of Art and Design.

Jazzlyn Weaver

Jazzlyn is a 2D artist who specialises in storyboarding and visual development. Jazzlyn has worked as a storyboard artist for the Universal Phoenix Group, and as a 2D artist for EsianMail, where she gained experience in visual development, storyboards, character design, sound and editing. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Computer Animation from Sam Houston State University, and attended the 2016 UCLA Film & Television Summer Institute where she obtained her Certificate of Completion, Creative Producing.

Christine Le

Christine graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Entertainment Art/Animation and a minor in Cinema and Television Arts. Christine previously was on Pixar’s Summer Story Intensive programme and also participated in Cartoon Network’s 2016 Animation Jam.

Alabaster Pizzo

While working for LA-based Shadowmachine Animation (known for its animation work on Robot Chicken, The Shivering Truth and Final Space), Alabaster completed backgrounds for Netflix’s upcoming Tuca and Bertie series. The New York’s School of Visual Arts graduate also previously worked as a storyboarder on Cartoon Network’s Summer Camp Island.

Brigitte Woltjen

Brigitte also attended New York’s School of Visual Art, she has worked as a freelance illustrator and created several of her own projects.

Miranda Harmon

Miranda has a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts and Art History from Maryland’s Goucher College. Miranda has worked as an illustrator, cartoonist and coloring assistant for clients including Cards Against Humanity, Lion Forge and Scholastic Books.

https://www.regularcapital.com/2018/09/cartoon-network-studios-launches-cns-storyboard-academy/

http://kidscreen.com/2019/01/31/cn-selects-storyboard-program-finalists/

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Cartoon Network’s New Talent And Interview With Nicole Rivera, Director Of Development At Cartoon Network Studios

Cartoon Network's New Talent And Interview With Nicole Rivera, Director Of Development At Cartoon Network Studios

Cartoon Network’s New Talent And Interview With Nicole Rivera, Director Of Development At Cartoon Network Studios

Last Thursday (8th March), Cartoon Network Studios announced their largest animation slate ever, with new shows and continuing animated series, the channel has also been developing the next batch of animated programming from the next generation of creators, with stories relevant and reflective of children today. Cartoon Network often gives their own artists and show production staff opportunities to pitch new show ideas. If an idea for a show has potential, a pilot is made and if the pilot has a strong positive response from both fans and the channel’s management, the show is usually greenlit and becomes a fully-fledged animated series. A new alternative path of developing a show, is by creating a short animated series on Cartoon Network’s short-form animated content app – Cartoon Network Anything, this new approach was how Mighty Magiswords was initially developed.

Cartoon Network’s international divisions are always looking for new content to air on its television channels and digital services, new international content includes Cartoon Network Latin America’s Villainous and Cartoon Network Studios Europe’s The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe.

Cartoon Network’s new show creator talent include: Julia Pott (Summer Camp Island), Diego Molano (Victor and Valentino), Owen Dennis (Infinity Train), George Gendi (Apple and Onion) and Matt Burnett and Ben Levin (Craig of the Creek).

Read more about Cartoon Network’s 2018-2019 upfront here: https://www.regularcapital.com/2018/03/cartoon-network-usa-2018-2019-upfront-cartoon-networks-largest-programming-slate-ever-new-shows-new-episodes-and-new-digital-content/

Cartoon Network’s owner – Turner has uploaded an interview with Nicole Rivera, director of Development at Cartoon Network Studios onto their “Inside Turner” YouTube channel. In the video, Nicole takes us through the various stages of animated show development, starting from conception, all the way to viewers’ television screens and digital devices.

https://www.turner.com/blog/cartoon-network-introduces-new-wave-talent

Cartoon Network USA The Digital Buzz Week Of 12th March 2018

Cartoon Network USA The Digital Buzz Week Of 12th March 2018

Cartoon Network USA The Digital Buzz Week Of 12th March 2018

Cartoon Network Announces New Series: Infinity Train

Cartoon Network just unveiled its latest upfront news adding its popular short Infinity Train created by Owen Dennis to its newest lineup of greenlit series. Since debuting on CN’s YouTube channel in 2016, the fan-favorite short has garnered over 3.2 million views. Watch it now to join Tulip on her mysterious train ride to help the king of corgis and more.

Cartoon Network USA The Digital Buzz Week Of 12th March 2018

Play It Now: OK K.O.! Dynamite’s Action News

Today, Cartoon Network Games’ adds a new game to the OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes universe. Produced by the network’s first-ever 2016 Game Jam finalist Wake Robin Games, OK K.O.! Dynamite’s Action News is an adventurous arcade-style game. Users can play as explosive reporter Dynamite Watkins, explore five unique areas including Lakewood Plaza and more. Download the free game below.

And, don’t miss the television premiere of the “Action News” episode tonight at 6:30PM (ET/PT) or watch it now on the Cartoon Network app and VOD.

Download the new game: OK K.O.! Dynamite’s Action News:

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Listen Now: Singer Julia Michaels Covers The Powerpuff Girls Theme Song

In celebration of International Women’s Day, The Powerpuff Girls joined forces with Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Julia Michaels to embrace the solidarity of sisterhood. Check out Julia’s rendition of The Powerpuff Girls theme song “Who’s Got The Power (We’ve Got The Power)” here!

Cartoon Network USA The Digital Buzz Week Of 12th March 2018

See It First: Apple & Onion

Don’t miss best friends Apple & Onion square off against a no-nonsense security guard at their friend’s movie premiere and more in new episodes starting Friday, March 16 on the Cartoon Network app.

Download the Cartoon Network app below:

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