About Clio Chiang
Clio Chiang is a story artist and illustrator from Vancouver, Canada. She started in TV animation on Atomic Betty, then started boarding on Pucca and Kid vs. Kat. She has worked on several comic and illustration projects such as the Flight Anthologies and for LeapFrog Books. Clio currently works at Disney Feature where credits include Winnie-the-Pooh and Paperman, the former of which she was nominated along with the crew for an Annie award in writing.
Clio feels the most comfortable in action boarding and will strive to pass along knowledge in making clear, readable compositions along with some tricks on how to move your camera around your “set.” She will also cover the basics and catch mistakes common to beginners, such as making jump cuts or bad hook-ups, as well as educate the mentee of the differences between boarding for TV and for feature animation, helping to cater their portfolio to whichever avenue the mentee would prefer to go into.
Ideal Mentee: I would love a mentee who is determined and does a lot of studying up on their own. Story can be a very brain-busting field and an ideal mentee has personal projects they are working on outside of their school work and is passionate about making them come to life. Maybe they draw comics on the side on their own time.
10-week plan: Dependent upon the skill of the mentee: Week 1-2: Basics, posing assignments, what story is, compositional assignments Week 3-4: Short story assignments, character assignments Week 5-6: Character assignments, camera moves, action boarding basics Week 7-8: Action assignment or work on school/personal assignments Week 9-10: Critique, revisions of assignments, what to improve on, industry/portfolio advice
Maximum Number of Mentees: 1
Maximum Distance: US and Canada only
Language(s): English only
Preferred Meeting Times: If local, during lunch hour at Disney (Burbank area). If Non-local, through Facetime or shared screen on weeknights. Please be able to scan boards in so I can see them digitally.
To apply to become Clio’s mentee, click here.