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Title Ideas for the animated short : finding and building stories / Karen Sullivan, Kate Alexander, Aubry Mintz and Ellen Besen.
Author Sullivan, Karen, 1958-
Publication New York : Focal Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2013.
Edition Second edition.
Description xvii, 259 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Call # 808.23 S
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary From demo reel creation to festival shorts, students and professionals alike are creating animated shorts that are dynamic and eye catching but the time constraints of these shorts are challenging in their own right. The unique format of the animated short of two to five minutes in length presents a practical and aesthetic challenge that is rarely addressed in the classroom. This is a comprehensive and practical blueprint for creative and unique animated short creation with a focus on the strength of a compelling story. A comprehensive guide to the animated short, this title is an invaluable asset for aspiring animation professionals, students and independent filmmakers. Explore the process of developing a short from conception to final delivery and adapt the industry's best practices in your own workflow. This book is written from the unique perspective of a professional animator adapting creative stories into incredible animated shorts.
Contents Bee sting / Demetri Martin -- Story background and theory. Making the animated short: an interview with Andrew Jimenez -- Finding ideas. The ideas behind Technological threat: an interview with Bill and Sue Kroyer ; The ideas behind Moongirl: an interview with Mike Cachuela -- Acting exploring the human condition. The importance of play: an interview with Jack Canfora -- Building character and location. Personality, goals, shapes and variance in character design: Tom Bancroft ; Visual design: interviews with Kendal Cronkhite and Kathy Altieri -- Building story. Making it visual: the fantastic flying books of Mr. Morris Lessmore: an interview with Brandon Oldenburg and Adam Volker (excerpt) -- Off the rails: an introduction to nonlinear storytelling. Nonlinear on the edge: an interview with Deanna Morse -- The purpose of dialogue. The ABCCCs of voice and dialects fro animators: Ginny Kopf ; Creating music to support narrative: an interview with Perry La Marca -- Storyboarding. Storyboarding: an interview with Nathan Greno -- Staging. On staging: an interview and shot analysis with Steve Hickner -- Developing a short animated film with Aubry Mintz. Pitching stories: Sande Scoredos.
Subject Animated films -- Authorship.
Short films -- Authorship.
Animators -- United States -- Interviews.
Addl. Author Alexander, Kate (Theatrical director)
Mintz, Aubry.
Besen, Ellen, 1953-
ISBN 0240818725 (pbk.) :
9780240818726 (pbk.) :
0240818822 (ebk.)
9780240818825 (ebk.)

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