Animation Writing and Development: From Script Development to Pitch

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Focal Press, 2005 - Design - 344 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.

* Filled with writing exercises that will challenge your writing limits
* Understand inspiration, idea gathering, and story development
* Tips on how to write for kids and why certain stories appeal to different ages
* The how and why of dialogue-what works, and what doesn't

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Review: Animation Writing and Development: From Script Development to Pitch

User Review  - Charlotte Grub - Goodreads

An easy read, but mostly just describes examples, besides maybe the script examples, and what children like at what ages, I did not find it very engaging, to me this book mainly just contains fluff ... but maybe I was led to expect too much. Read full review

Review: Animation Writing and Development: From Script Development to Pitch

User Review  - Tanvi Mestry - Goodreads

This is the best informative book available for anyone who is looking forward to get their hands on animation writing, be it students are professionals. This book is a perfect guide. Jean is an excellent teacher. Read full review

About the author (2005)

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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