Photographic Comic Strip

  Start Date October 4
  Time 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  Instructor Mark Chen

Class meets four Wednesdays: October 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th, from 7:00–9;00 pm.

In this class we explore visual communication, team collaboration and get a glimpse into the cinematic production process as we learn to tell jokes visually and create our own comic strips using photography. Session 1 kicks off with an analysis on humor: what makes a comic strip funny and what are some things to avoid? Next we will create storyboards, which help plot a successful narrative and provide the blueprints to create own comic strips. Then the actors are cast, and we are ready to shoot our scenes!

In creating our images, each student's acting and directing talents take center stage and their photographic skills are put to good use. We will discuss the importance of composition as each frame is essential to convey the narrative. These steps provide the tools and insight into creating larger projects. We will then use Photoshop to assemble our photos into strips, add text bubbles and print our panels, turning them into books to share with our family and friends!

$155 HCP Members / $195 Regular price

What to bring to class:
DSLR camera and various lenses

Suggested courses to continue education:
Lightroom I: From Import to Image Perfection
Photoshop I: Getting Started

Level Special Topics
Course Type Capture, Process