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Ideas for the animated short : finding and building stories

Author: Karen Sullivan; Kate Alexander; Aubry Mintz; Ellen Besen
Publisher: New York ; London : Focal Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Entrevistas
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Sullivan; Kate Alexander; Aubry Mintz; Ellen Besen
ISBN: 9780240818726 0240818725
OCLC Number: 820450535
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvii, 259 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Foreword / John Tarnoff --
Preface / Karen Sullivan --
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 : 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 --
Appendix : What's on the Web.
Responsibility: Karen Sullivan, Kate Alexander, Aubry Mintz and Ellen Besen.

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Suitable for aspiring animation professionals, students and independent filmmakers, this book explores the process of developing a short from conception to final delivery and adapt the industry's  Read more...

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