VYOND Advanced: Storyboarding & Concept Video Production

10am-12pm (US Eastern)
2-4pm (London)

     Session 1: Mar 13
     Session 2: Mar 20
     Session 3: Mar 27
For advanced Vyond users who have completed the Vyond Story Production Workshop. Master visual thinking, storyboarding and producing videos that explain concepts and processes. Keep your viewing audience riveted. 
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Haven't taken the pre-requisite? 
 Groups of 4 or more, email info@needastory.com to register with a discount!


Practical methodology
Storyboard with efficiency and confidence, using visual thinking to plan action-driven scenes. Build your video and get immediate feedback on your work. 
Advanced techniques
You'll storyboard and produce your videos more efficiently and creatively, using advanced Vyond features and expert guidance. 
Fun networking
As always, the School of Story Design makes it possible to share your work and learn from the work of others. Connect with other concept video producers and grow together. 


Session 1 (2 hours)

A series of exercises that will hone your skills to visualize action & relationships for a concept video storyboard. Your assignment after this session is to storyboard the video. You'll get immediate feedback on your work before Session 2. 

Session 2 (2 hours)

Use advanced Vyond features to build your concept video efficiently and creatively. Your assignment after this session is to complete the build of your video. Again, you'll get immediate feedback on your work!

Session 3 (2 hours)

Show and tell. Plus, explore more advanced Vyond features to enhance your production process and creative choices. 

Frequently asked questions

Why is there a pre-requisite for this workshop? 

This is an advanced Vyond workshop for users who have already practiced the foundational Story Design production techniques of empathy and action covered in the Vyond Story Production workshop. Those taking this advanced workshop should already be proficient in character creation, character actions, seamless scene transitions, camera movement and positioning, set building, audio syncing, uploading custom assets, basic masking, music and sound effects settings, timeline controls, props manipulation, enter/exit and motion paths. Users coming in to this workshop have submitted a story-based video and received detailed feedback on their work by a School of Story Design coach.

Register for the Level 1: Vyond Story Production Workshop, then come back and join us for this workshop. We look forward to meeting you online!

How should I prepare for this workshop?

Complete all of the activities in Chapter 1 of the online course after you've registered.

If you are comfortable doing so, during the sessions, please share your camera and audio. We'd love to see and hear you during the discussion. The chat will always be open. Be ready to share your ideas, listen to the ideas of others and have a great time with fellow-Video Producers. 

During Session 1, have the handouts open on your screen, or print them. We'll spend time practicing visual thinking. In Session 2, have the handouts and Vyond open on your computer. We'll be working within the tool and exploring ways to efficiently and creatively create concept videos. In Session 3, have those handouts and Vyond ready again. We'll answer any outstanding questions you have from the first two sessions and explore more advanced features that will make your concept videos riveting! 

We have a team that wants to participate. Can we get a discount? 

Teams of 4 or more receive a group discount. Just email us at info@needastory.com to tell us more about your group or to schedule an in-house workshop. 

What skills will I learn?

This is an advanced level workshop. It is assumed that participants are already proficient in all of the skills in the Vyond Story Production Workshop. This advanced workshop equips video producers with the following skills:

  • Story Design visual thinking theory that will help producers make sound design choices when storyboarding videos.
  • Efficient storyboarding techniques that focus on building concept videos (explainer videos) with clear action and spacial relationships.
  • Use Vyond tools to create concept videos, so viewers quickly relate to, understand and feel the intended message. Producers will gain proficiency in:

Text Motion graphics

Efficiently handling many assets in one scene

Advanced masking and cropping techniques
Using motion paths for creative entrances, exits and movement

Productivity tools, such as saving as templates, aligning and distributing assets, grouping
and locking, maximizing the timeline and using short cut keys

Advanced camera movement and positioning
Extensive use of entrances/exits

Creative scene transitions using text and assets

Using music and sound fx as a driver for the video

Importing and using SVG files

Customizing backgrounds

What practice will I get?

Producers use visual thinking techniques to create a storyboard based on a provided script and submit for review and receive feedback from a Story Design coach.

Producers build and submit a concept video for review and receive detailed feedback from a Story Design coach.

Supplemental resources include a comprehensive packet of handouts used during the workshop, an editable Visual Thinking PPT practice deck, the storyboarding template and tutorials on skills specific to concept video production.

Rance Greene

Rance Greene formed needastory.com and the School for Story Design for those who struggle with storytelling at work. His methodology—Story Design—gives leaders a systematic and creative way for discovering who their audience is and how to persuade them to take action on new ideas. He helps leadership teams and entrepreneurs discover that they are uniquely equipped to tell the best story for their audiences. Rance is the author of Instructional Story Design, a practical guide for developing stories that train. He coaches, teaches, speaks and writes often on the benefits of stories to connect humans to one another.

Patrick Jones - Course author
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