Producing Animation

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Taylor & Francis, 2011 - Art - 353 pages
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You have a useful library of books covering the tools, techniques and aesthetics of animation, but you've been asked to put your production and creative skills to the test to produce a theatrical feature film or to deliver 52 episodes of a television series with only 18 months in the schedule.

Producing Animation is your answer. Written by Catherine Winder and Zahra Dowlatabadi and edited by Tracey Miller-Zarneke, Producing Animation is a comprehensive guide to the production industry. Already a relied upon resource by professionals and students alike, this book covers the process from script to screen while defining the role of the producer at each phase. The second edition features new content such as sidebars on key topics from industry experts, discussions on CG, 2D and stereoscopic production processes, and an overview on marketing and distributing your project. The companion website provides access to sample tables, templates and workflow outlines for CG and 2D animation production.

Producing Animation offers:

A complete guide to identifying, pitching, developing, and producing an animated show with detailed resources for production planning, budgeting, scheduling, tracking, delivering, marketing, and distribution.

Tools to establish the best production practices for your project with insight into the inner workings of animation production at successful studios, both large and small.

A unique collection of the knowledge, experience, and advice of industry professionals on a wide variety of topics, from selling your project to setting up a co-production to stereoscopic filmmaking.

Versatile and practical sample charts, tables and templates for CG and 2D animation production to help launch your project with solid processes and procedures, also available at http://booksite.focalpress.com/companion/9780240815350/.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
1
Chapter 2 The Animation Producer
17
Chapter 3 How to Identify and Sell Projects
57
Chapter 4 The Core Team
77
Chapter 5 The Development Process
97
Chapter 6 The Production Plan
113
Chapter 7 The Production Team
147
Chapter 8 Preproduction
175
Chapter 9 Production
229
Chapter 10 PostProduction
263
Chapter 11 Tracking Production
287
Chapter 12 Distribution Marketing Licensing and More
309
Animation Resources
323
Index
339
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About the author (2011)

Catherine Winder is a veteran animation producer and creative executive who is currently President and Executive Producer of Rainmaker Entertainment, one of Canada's largest producers of CG animation. Winder was most recently at Lucasfilm Animation where as Executive Producer she set up the studio and produced the feature film and television series Star Wars: The Clone Wars. She has worked with many of the industry's major entertainment companies including Fox Feature Animation, Blue Sky Studios, HBO, Warner Bros., MTV, Hanna-Barbera Productions, The Cartoon Network and Disney.
Zahra Dowlatabadi is an award-winning animation producer and a consultant based in Los Angeles. Dowlatabadi has worked with many major studios including Disney, Warner Bros., Cartoon Network, and Universal Cartoon Studios in addition to collaborating with numerous internationally acclaimed animation studios and talent.
Tracey Miller-Zarneke earned her production experience on the feature films Chicken Little and The Emperor's New Groove and has gained a unique perspective on the industry by havingauthored five books on the art of animation, including those for DreamWorks' How to Train Your Dragon, Sony's Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and Disney's Meet the Robinsons.

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