Animation Writing and Development: From Script Development to Pitch

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Taylor & Francis, Jul 18, 2013 - Art - 360 pages
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The art. The craft. The business. Animation Writing and Development takes students and animation professionals alike through the process of creating original characters, developing a television series, feature, or multimedia project, and writing professional premises, outlines and scripts. It covers the process of developing presentation bibles and pitching original projects as well as ideas for episodes of shows already on the air. Animation Writing and Development includes chapters on animation history, on child development (writing for kids), and on storyboarding. It gives advice on marketing and finding work in the industry. It provides exercises for students as well as checklists for professionals polishing their craft. This is a guide to becoming a good writer as well as a successful one.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction to Animation
1
2 The History of Animation
13
3 Finding Ideas
39
4 Human Development
45
5 Developing Characters
59
6 Development and Animation Bible
77
7 Basic Animation Writing Structure
111
8 The Premise
117
13 Dialogue
195
14 The Script
201
15 Editing and Rewriting
261
16 The Animated Feature
275
17 Types of Animation and Other Animation Media
287
18 Marketing
301
19 The Pitch
309
20 Agents Networking and Finding Work
315

9 The Outline
129
10 Storyboard for Writers
153
11 The Scene
175
12 Animation Comedy and Gag Writing
181
21 Childrens Media
319
Glossary
323
Index
337
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Jean Ann Wright serves as an animation pre-production consultant, specializing in writing and development, design, storyboard, casting, and voice-overs. Jean worked at Hanna-Barbera for eight years as an assistant animator. Her animation training included classes in writing and development, voice-overs, storyboard, layout, character design, and animation. She took voice-over classes from Michael Bell, a well-known voice-over professional. Professionally, she's worked as an animation writer, assistant animator, dancer, model, and television production assistant. She's worked for television networks, animation companies, and assorted television production companies.

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