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Writing the Animated Feature Film

At a Glance

  • This workshop is essential for people writing or interested in writing a screenplay for an animated film.
  • In four weeks, you will gain the skills needed to write an animated screenplay.
  • If you want to learn how to structure an story for an animated feature film, this workshop is essential!

The budget-friendly On Demand option offers our comprehensive course in PDF format, which provides instructions and exercises on specific skills you will need to succeed as a screenwriter. There is no instructor interaction with this course.

In this online writing course you will learn:

  • Detailed 3-Act Screenplay Structure
  • How to write using “Sequences” and “structural landmarks”
  • “Worlds” in animation
  • The importance of themes in animation
  • How to write effective scenes
  • Writing for 4 Quadrants
  • The business of Animated Features
  • Some useful film language

Course Outline

Session One: Screenplay Structure: Part 1

  • What is a story?
  • Wants VS Needs
  • What a sequence is and how to use them.
  • The concept of High Concept
  • The structural landmarks

Session Two: Screenplay Structure: Part 2

  • Kinds of Characters and character arcs
  • Planting and paying off
  • The dough of the comedy
  • Percentages and pages

Session Three: Animation Specific Screenwriting Concepts

  • “Worlds” in animation
  • The importance of Theme in animation
  • Common animation tropes
  • Writing for 4-quadrants
  • Set pieces in animation

Session Four: Writing from the treatment

  • Film language and kinds of shots to help you write visually
  • Screenwriting formatting
  • Writing effective scenes
  • The business of animation writing and AKA how to get your work read

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Your satisfaction is our top priority. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please return the item(s) for an exchange or refund within 30 days from the purchase date, unless otherwise noted on the product page.

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Software returns must be deactivated and uninstalled from your computer before a refund may be issued. Please contact the software manufacturer if you need assistance uninstalling or deactivating your software.

The following items are not returnable: Hollywood Creative Directories, DVDs (opened), and Gift Certificates.

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