"The real value of this tome lies in its concise technical approach, offering newcomers various route-maps through the storytelling maze." - Imagine magazine
Become a successful Animation Writer!
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
About the Author
Jean Ann Wright serves as an animation pre-production consultant, specializing in writing and development, design, storyboard, casting, and voice-overs. Over the past few years she's enjoyed judging animation (including voice-overs) for the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (the Emmys). She judges periodically for the High School Drama Teachers Association in California. She also reads new plays for the Pasadena Playhouse, and critiques high school animation students' artwork for www.acmeanimation.org.
B.A. degrees in Theatre Arts from Pasadena Playhouse and Art from California State University Northridge capped Jean's college education. 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. She's currently a member of the Women In Animation voice-over group, and worked briefly on the films Revelation and Another Bobby O'Hare Story as part of the WIA loop group ADRists. Jean has acted in scores of plays and musicals, on TV, and in a couple of short independent films.