Ideas for the Animated Short: Finding and Building Stories
Build your skills in the development of story ideas that will command an audience for your 2-5 minute animated short.
Packed with illustrated examples of idea generation, character and story development, acting, dialogue and storyboarding practice this is your conceptual toolkit proven to meet the challenges of this unique art form.
The companion DVD includes in-depth interviews with industry insiders, 18 short animations (many with accompanying animatics, character designs and environment designs) and an acting workshop to get your animated short off to a flying start!
With Ideas for the Animated Short you'll learn about: Story Background and Theory * Building Better Content * Acting: Exploring the Human Condition * Building Character and Location * Building Story * Dialogue * Storyboarding * Staging
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Horrible BookUser Review - animation girl - Borders
I've been in the animation business for a long time and have to state that this book is really bad. One of the authors, Gary Schumer was an ex-Disney effects animator shoe-in. And when he was fired ... Read full review
I've been in the animation business for a long time and have to state that this book is really bad. One of the authors, Gary Schumer was an ex-Disney effects animator shoe-in. And when he was fired...no other studio would take him in because he's useless to the industry. As an effects artist...he was only okay. And mind you, the effects department is where the company would put the less talented artist. With that said, he has no back ground in story boarding, story development, staging and character development. So why was he chosen to write on these subjects. Gary now works as a teacher in Florida, not in the industry.
Analyzing Dag and the Dinosaur
Chapter 1 Story Background and Theory
Chapter 2 Building Better Content
Exploring the Human Condition Kate Alexander
Chapter 4 Building Character and Location
Chapter 5 Building Story
Chapter 6 The Purpose of Dialogue