Animation Writing and Development: From Script Development to Pitch

Animation Writing and Development: From Script Development to Pitch

By: Jean Ann Wright (author)Paperback

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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.

About Author

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.


Acknowledgements An Introduction and User's Manual 1. Introduction to Animation 2. The History of Animation 3. Finding Ideas 4. Human Development 5. Developing Characters 6. Development and the Animation Bible 7. Basic Animation Writing Structure 8. The Premise 9. The Outline 10. Storyboard for Writers 11. The Scene 12. Animation Comedy and Gag Writing 13. Dialogue 14. The Scripts 15. Editing and Rewriting 16. The Animated Feature 17. Types of Animation and Other Animation Media 18. Marketing 19. The Pitch 20. Agents, Networking, and Finding Work 21. Children's Media Glossary Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780240805498
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 354
  • ID: 9780240805498
  • weight: 658
  • ISBN10: 0240805496

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