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Francis Glebas

Francis Glebas

Francis Glebas is a storyartist, director, and author who has worked for Disney, Dreamworks, Universal, Warner Brothers, Blue Sky and other studios. He’s been in the industry a long time including helping test early computer graphic systems for N.Y.I.T.’s Computer Graphics Lab.

Francis directed Donald Duck in Fantasia 2000 and Piglet’s Big Movie. He’s also storyboarded on Aladdin, Lion King, Pocahontas, Hercules, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Dinosaur, Treasure Planet, Rio, Ice Age 4, Leaf men, Rio 2, Space Chimps, Tom & Jerry’s Fast & Furrier, Wild Life, and others. Currently he’s storyboarding for Dreamworks on How to Train your Dragon TV series.

He’s also the author of Directing the Story: Professional Storytelling and Storyboarding Techniques for Live Action and Animation and The Animator’s Eye: Adding Life to Animation with Timing, Layout, Design, Color and Sound. Francis has also taught at Gnomon School of Visual Effects, UCLA, USC, and given workshops at Disney Feature Animation, Disney TV and WD Imagineering.

CTN 2012 Presentation
Ride the Dragon to storytelling success.
A revolutionary VISUAL way to write by seeing your story structure.
A slide presentation demonstrating how to easily come up with stories with powerful themes that expands other writing approaches with a new visual approach.