The first of the storytelling lessons is available now at PixarInABox.org. The “Art of Storytelling” series will provide tips on how to make stories emotionally appealing as well as how to create characters and unique worlds. “We hope that by sharing how we tell stories, we’ll inspire students all over the world to tell their own stories,” Docter said in a statement.
The rest of the “Art of Storytelling” lessons will roll out through the rest of the year. The internet classes include videos, exercises and hands-on activities to guide them from an initial idea to a final storyboard.
It’s the third season of “Pixar in a Box” on Khan Academy, which first launched on the site in 2015. Past lessons from the studio have covered simulation, color science, virtual cameras, character modeling and rendering. Disney funds the Pixar collaboration with Khan Academy.
Khan Academy, founded in 2007 by Bangladeshi-American educator Sal Khan, is a not-for-profit org dedicated to providing free online educational courses, spanning preschool learning, math, biology, chemistry, physics, economics, finance, history and more.