Film Pre-Production Courses

University of Alaska Fairbanks

Adapted for Prince William Sound Community College

I’m fortunate to work with a diverse and talented group of students, year after year. Here are some of their projects, mostly created in my Film and Performing Arts course: FLPA 231- Previsualization and Preproduction for Digital Cinema.

Students write original screenplays, and then develop storyboards, animatics, schedules, budgets, and websites for their project by the end of the semester.

FLM F172/FLPA 231/ART 231-  Previsualization and Preproduction for Digital Cinema (h)
3 Credits

Previsualization is a collaborative process that generates preliminary versions of shots or sequences, predominantly using 3D animation tools and a virtual environment. It enables filmmakers to visually explore creative ideas, plan technical solutions and communicate a shared vision for efficient production. Laying a foundation for cinema production, this course will explore screenwriting, storyboarding, previsualization animation, animatics and film pre-production approaches. This course will focus on developing original stories for animation or dramatic film productions and preparing those concepts for cinematic production. Special fees apply.  (3+0)

To register for this course, and to check the current schedule of offerings, please visit

UAONLINE.ALASKA.EDU and search for FLPA 231

Sample Syllabus.

Research Group for Pre-production:Links and bookmarks

Student Previz Animatic. Shared with permission by the artist.
3D Animatic Teaser.
Student Previz Animatic. Shared with permission by the artist.