How do you get a gig storyboarding for Adventure Time and other amazing shows?

Derek did it by being true to his vision, by being original, and loving drawing and telling stories.

In this course, he takes you on his journey from storyboarding newbie to creating characters and stories for two episodes of Adventure Time, plus episodes of the new Netflix show, Midnight Gospel.

Course curriculum

    1. Introduction by Tom Hart

    2. Course Workbook PDF

    1. Materials and Imagination

    2. Derek Ballard - Materials Matter

    1. Accessing Your Imagination

    2. Derek's Storyboarding Path

    3. Shapes, Lines and Vision

    1. Introduction by Tom Hart

    2. Derek's Storyboarding Test

    3. Nemesis Storyboards 2nd Pass

    4. Nemesis Storyboards 3rd Pass

    5. Storyboarding Adventure Time 1

    6. Storyboarding Adventure Time 2

    7. Storyboarder's Audio Commentary on *Nemesis* Full Episode

    8. Breezy by Derek Ballard and Jesse Moynihan Final Storyboard

    9. Informal Talk - Story-writing, Collage and Animation (Video)

    1. Storyboarding Midnight Gospel

    2. Storyboarding The Midnight Gospel

    3. Q+A Zoom Call With Derek, April 27, 2020


About this course

  • $99.00
  • 19 lessons
  • 2 hours of video content


  • Will Derek look at my storyboards?

    This is a self-guided course with full access to our community and network mentors. Derek won't be able to assist you in your work but our online network (free to all) will be happy to help!

    But we are hoping to rope Derek into a live Q+A once or twice a year... Next one is April 27, 2020!

  • How long will I have access to the materials?

    As long as SAW is alive! You will have access to the videos,

Derek Ballard Storyboarding Q+A

Check out this video of Derek in his 2021 SAW Q+A