Animated Storytelling: Simple Steps for Creating Animation and Motion Graphics

Animated Storytelling: Simple Steps for Creating Animation and Motion Graphics

By: Liz Blazer (author)Paperback

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Animation is a limitless medium for telling stories. Artists can create worlds, defy gravity, flip from factual to fantasy, and transport audiences to places they never imagined. The challenge is having the discipline to reel it in and be intentional about your storytelling choices. This book shows you how. In Animated Storytelling, you'll learn how to create memorable stories using animation and motion graphics by following 10 simple guidelines that take you through the stages of concept development, pre-production, storyboarding, and design. Award-winning animator Liz Blazer uses clear examples and easy-to-follow exercises to provide you with the instruction, encouragement, and tools you need to get your designs moving. Whether your goal is to create exciting shorts for film festivals, effective messaging for broadcast or online, or simply to gain a deeper understanding of the medium, Animated Storytelling simplifies the process of creating clear and engaging stories for animation and motion graphics so you can get started easily. In Animated Storytelling, you'll learn how to: * Write a creative brief for your project* Find and communicate your story's big idea* Create a tight story using linear and nonlinear story structures* Use color to clarify and enrich your story* Define the rules for your animated world, and commit to them* Ease into the challenging task of animation* Make the work you want to be hired to do* Share your work with the world!

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About Author

Liz Blazer is a filmmaker, art director, visual artist, designer, animator, and educator. She has worked as a development artist for Disney, as a special effects designer for MTV, and as an art director for the Palestinian/Israeli Sesame Street. Her animated documentary Backseat Bingo traveled to 180 film festivals in 15 countries and won many awards, including awards from the HBO Comedy Arts Festival, Animation Magazine and the International Documentary Association. As an educator, Blazer emphasizes storytelling and pitching as she guides her students to bring their art to life through animation.


1. Pre-Production The doorway to a well-planned animated piece 2. Storytelling Tame the limitless medium 3. Storyboarding Build your visual script 4. Color Sense Enhance your story with the right palette 5. Weird Science Experiment with animation 6. Sound Ideas Get your audio and story in sync 7. Design Wonderland World building and environmental design 8. Technique Marry style and story 9. Animate! Big-picture thinking, frame by frame 10. Show and Tell Create, share, and network

Product Details

  • publication date: 19/11/2015
  • ISBN13: 9780134133652
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 160
  • ID: 9780134133652
  • weight: 216
  • ISBN10: 013413365X

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