UW-Stout student Griffin Buhman completes professional storyboarding job for Hollywood Camera Work’s new app: Shot Designer.
Griffin, a senior in the BFA in Studio Art program, has always been interested in storyboarding and comics, and has a passion for painting.
This fall, he was able to apply his drawing skills to a professional storyboard project.
Building upon the rigorous studio arts classes, Griffin started exploring design courses such as Digital Narrative – a course that focuses on visual storytelling – where he learned storyboarding and cinematic visualization skills. He’s currently enrolled in the new Comics and Sequential Studio course, which continues to develop the art of storytelling through words and pictures. These design courses fit into Griffin’s academic program requirements as selective options, highlighting the commitment to interdisciplinary art and design curriculum within the School of Art and Design.
“When Per Holmes, president of Hollywood Camera Work, contacted me looking for a storyboard artist for a contract job, Griffin was one of the first students to come to mind,” quotes faculty member Kevin Pontuti. “The drawing skills and aesthetic sensibilities he’s developed in his Studio Arts classes shine through in his Entertainment Design work. He is a great example of the disciplines of studio art and design coming together in a very exciting way.”
The app, Shot Designer, is a cinematic visualization tool that aids directors and filmmakers plan camera staging and shot blocking. Griffin’s storyboards are featured both within the app and also in the company’s marketing materials.
Check out the app at Hollywood Camera Work:
For more information on UW-Stout’s BFA in Entertainment Design program please contact:
Tamara Brantmeier (Program Director)