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Animation Screenwriting

6:30PM - 9:30PM
Jan 30 - Apr 16
3.50 CEUs,
10 Sessions

James Grimaldi Screenwriter

This course will prepare students for a career in animation screenwriting and story development. We will explore modernnanimation screenwriting skills: cutting-edge story design, innovative world-building, interweaving character-arcs and "studio worthy" screenwriting. Developing an animation script through its various stages of the "animation pipeline" will be addressed: from logline to core cast, TQ-driven story structure to first drafts, rewrites to multiplatform franchising. Skills covered in this course are based on techniques used at Disney and 20th Century Fox. Students get to choose what platform they wish to focus their writing for-feature film to TV show, from mobile App to graphic novel-and learn how to write for all those platforms. Projects created in this course can be used for the next step in each student's animation career.


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