My name is Katie Cordina, my students call me Ms. C or Ms. Cordina. I teach Storyboarding to 10th-12th grade students and also I teach Intro to 2D Design to our 7th grade students.
I was born and raised here in Orange County where I eventually went to Cal State Fullerton. Their animation department is amazing and the professors are current working professionals so I got a really good understanding of the industry and animation principles. Outside of OCSA, I typically like to create my own stories, watch movies, and play video games. I'm very addicted to Animal Crossing right now.
Can you share some of your favorite class projects for the Fall 2020 semester?
In Storyboarding, our final project is always my favorite. The students take all they learned and their own original character and create a story from scratch. I love seeing what story they create from their own imagination. For 7th grade, the Patterned Illustration was a really fun project. They created a beautiful illustration from basic design principles such as contour line and patterns and made an entirely unique piece.