Masters of Craft: Conrad Vernon (Director: Sausage Party, The Addams Family, Shrek 2)

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Film Animation: From Script to Screen
Hosted by Conrad Vernon

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Conrad Vernon

Webinar hosted by: Conrad Vernon

Director, Writer, Storyboard Artist, Voice Over Artist

Conrad Vernon is an American director, writer, storyboard artist and voice over artist best known for his work on the DreamWorks animated film series Shrek as well as other films such as Monsters vs. Aliens, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted and Penguins of Madagascar. He also co-directed the adult animated film Sausage Party and the 2019 release of the animated movie The Addams Family. Conrad is now tapped to direct an animated movie version of The Jetsons for Warner Bros. Full Bio »

Webinar Summary

Have we got a treat for you.

In an exclusive Stage 32 Masters of Craft webcast we are bringing in Conrad Vernon who, for over 25 years, has worked in animated film and television as a director, producer, writer, storyboard artist and voice actor. He's worked on films such as the 2019 release of The Addams Family, Sausage Party, the Oscar-nominated Shrek series, Oscar-nominated The Boss Baby and more. 

In this Masters of Class Webinar Conrad will teach the basics of production in an animated movie.

There are many departments involved in getting an animated movie to completion and this webinar will define the departments and show what each of them do. It’s important for anyone getting into the field of animation to understand these departments - not only if you want to become a director - but to know your options when getting into the field.

PLUS! As an added bonus Conrad will take you behind the scenes on his own projects to show how an idea came from conception to storyboard, then from directing to the screen. This is never before seen behind the scenes of Conrad's work - you do not want to miss this!

You will walk away with a knowledge of how an animated movie is made and will know what they want to do in the field with better understanding when working on a project.

What You'll Learn

Conrad will take you behind the scenes on his own projects to show how an idea came from conception to storyboard, then from directing to the screen. You'll get to see his actual work samples from some of your favorite movies!

  • Learn how to take a script and visualize it in storyboard form
  • How to refine your boards and pitch them to sell them to the studio.
  • From storyboards how to take it into layout where the camera work is done.
  • What makes a great shot how to move cameras and how to get the audience to look where you want them to in order to tell a story.
  • How to take those shots into animation
  • How to direct the voice talent
  • How to direct animators
  • What makes great animation
  • How to edit and find the timing and pace of your film
  • How to pitch and sell a film
  • Q&A with Conrad!

About Your Instructor

Conrad Vernon is an American director, writer, storyboard artist and voice over artist best known for his work on the DreamWorks animated film series Shrek as well as other films such as Monsters vs. Aliens, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted and Penguins of Madagascar. He also co-directed the adult animated film Sausage Party and the 2019 release of the animated movie The Addams Family.

Conrad is now tapped to direct an animated movie version of The Jetsons for Warner Bros.

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