Ideas for the Animated Short: Finding and Building Stories / Edition 1

Ideas for the Animated Short: Finding and Building Stories / Edition 1

by Karen Sullivan, Kate Alexander, Gary Schumer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0240808606

ISBN-13: 9780240808604

Pub. Date: 03/04/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

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Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780240808604
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/04/2008
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
7.55(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword   John Tarnoff     vii
Preface   Karen Sullivan     xi
Acknowledgments     xiii
The Purpose of Storytelling: Analyzing Dag and the Dinosaur     1
Story Background and Theory     8
The Ideas behind Gopher Broke: An Interview with Jeff Fowler, Blur Studios     27
Building Better Content     30
Making the Animated Short: An Interview with Andrew Jimenez, Pixar Animation Studios     64
Acting: Exploring the Human Condition Kate Alexander     68
Visual Design: Interviews with Kendal Cronkhite and Kathy Altieri, Dream Works Feature Animation     92
Building Character and Location     98
Personality, Goals, Shapes, and Variance in Character Design: Tom Bancroft, Funnypages Productions, LLC     125
Building Story     129
Story and Humor: An Interview with Chris Renaud and Mike Thurmeier, Blue Sky Animation Studios     156
The Purpose of Dialogue     160
Pitching Stories: Sande Scoredos, Sony Pictures Imageworks     172
Storyboarding Gary Schumer     176
Storyboarding: An Interview with Nathan Greno, Walt Disney Feature Animation     229
Staging Gary Schumer     233
What's on the DVD     250
Glossary     252
Index     259

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