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Short course 2023 – Calling all aspiring story artists!

From June 26 till July 7

Apply now to take part of the next short course in Aix-en-Provence! The opportunity to learn how to master the latest tools and technology to create real-time animatics and previsualisations that open up another dimension of visual storytelling! This two-week workshop will enable you to easily combine your 2D illustrations inside a real-time 3D environment, creating dynamic sequences that will feel like they are leaping off the screen in comparison to traditional animatics.

At the end the session, you will have new skills and visual results to add to your portfolio and give you a head start in the future of storytelling. You will be learning how to use EPOS and ILIAD from Praxinos, two plugins that work inside Unreal Engine, the real-time 3D creation environment from Epic Games.

EPOS, a storyboard manager and ILIAD, a paint/illustration tool, are both simple and intuitive, yet powerful and complete. The tools are designed for 2D storyboard artists who have never used 3D software before.

You will work within a 3D environment and create shots, cameras and planes in a few clicks directly from the Sequencer. Adjust the angle and the perspective and start drawing!

ECV Aix-en-Provence

Opened in 1998, ECV Aix-en-Provence is the leading school in Applied Arts in the southeastern region of France. As confirmed student city, the relaxed lifestyle and cultural vitality punctuate the daily lives of our student. In its 20 years of existence, the school has been able to develop partnerships with local actors, as well as take on an international dimension.

Session supervised by 3D referents

Elodie Moog
Praxinos Manager & Co-Founder   |   2D/3D animation industry
Jordi Valbuena
Storyboard Artist   |   ON Entertainment / METHOD Films

About the Program

1 Week – Learning 3D Storyboarding with Elodie Moog

Your first week will comprise of three days of intensive learning all about the software and tools with Elodie Moog, co-founder and evangelist/ambassador of Praxinos.

You will start with the basics of how to use Unreal Engine and the plugins, fol-lowing up with adding 3D elements, creating camera moves and animating your images, and finishing with creating entire edited sequences with sound and other effects. Two additional days of hands-on practice with the instructor will help you master the tools and create your first hybrid animatic.

2 Week – Creating animatics with Jordi Valbuena

After a weekend of enjoying the sights, sounds and tastes of Provence, you will spend your second week working with accomplished storyboard/animatic artist Jordi Valbuena, a 25-year veteran of numerous well-known animated series.

He will show how to use your new skills to create fully-realised 3D hybrid animatics in a variety of styles and themes. Jordi will help you to apply the standard filmmaking principles to create sequences that will be truly cinematic!

General information

Level required

→ The minimum level required is end of 3rd year Animation Bachelor degree.
→ Summer session is open to Master’s students in animation, and to alumni wishing to complete their training.
→ English level requirement :B2 or equivalent. The two weeks of classes will be taught in English, to allow students from everywhere to be able to participate. You should be comfortable enough to understand the lessons and communicate with the instructors, but you do not need to be perfectly fluent.


Dates: from June 26 till July 7

→  ECV AIX EN PROVENCE – FRANCE – 970 Av. Pierre Brossolette, 13100 Aix-en-Provence
Transport, accommodation and food are not covered by the school.


Student & Alumni → 650€
Apply before April 20 and save 100€, only 550€!

Fee includes the supervision and the material necessary for the realisation of the summer session.


The materials needed for the workshop will be included in the fee.

How to apply?

Do you interested in the short course? Follow the steps below to take part of the next session:

1- Send your application – before May 20

Contact the international office at

  • Name / Family name
  • CV
  • Motivation letter

2- Reply

The International Office will contact you to confirm your registration depending your profile and the number of available places.

3- Once confirmed

Book your trip in Aix-en-Provence!

  • Deadline to apply: May 20
  • Payment must me made by bank transfer before June 1st at the lastest.
  • Places are limited to 20 students. In case there are less than 10 participants, ECV Aix-en-Provence reserves the right to cancel the summer session.