Life of a Storyboard Artist: Roelof Venter

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Roelof Venter is one of South Africa’s most in-demand storyboard artists. The Callsheet caught up with Venter to discover more about his profession.

What qualifications are required for storyboarding?
Your skillset is the most important thing – nobody’s ever asked me for my diploma or anything like that!

So then, what skills are needed to become a storyboard artist?
I went to the Pro Arte high school in Pretoria, so I had some education in fine arts, specifically drawing. That’s vital for storyboarding. Figure drawing is good, and knowing the proportions of the human body; the more you can know that off-by-heart, the quicker you will be able to draw. Of course, with experience, it just gets easier!

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