Animated Storytelling (2e) : 9780135667859

Animated Storytelling (2e)

Blazer,L
 
Edition
 
2
ISBN
 
9780135667859
ISBN 10
 
0135667852
Published
 
29/07/2019
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
224
Format
 
In stock
 
Title type
Book
$44.99
 
 
Title type
 
$31.99
 
 
Description
Animation is a limitless medium for telling stories. Artists can create worlds, defy gravity, flip from factual to fantasy, and transport audiences to places they never imagined. The challenge is having the discipline to reel it in and be intentional about your storytelling choices. This book shows you how.

In Animated Storytelling, learn how to create memorable stories using animation and motion graphics by following 10 simple guidelines that take you through the stages of concept development, pre-production, storyboarding, and design. Explore traditional linear storytelling and learn different processes for creating successful nonlinear animated stories, and also discover the wonders of experimental filmmaking.

Award-winning filmmaker, educator, and motivator Liz Blazer uses clear examples and easy-to-follow exercises to provide you with the instruction, encouragement, and tools you need to get your designs moving.

Whether your goal is to create exciting shorts for film festivals, effective messaging for broadcast or online, or simply to gain a deeper understanding of the medium, Animated Storytelling simplifies the process of creating clear and engaging stories for animation and motion graphics so you can get started easily.

Animated Storytelling teaches you how to:
  • Write a creative brief for your project
  • Find and communicate your story’s Big Idea
  • Create tight stories with linear and nonlinear structures
  • Explore experimental filmmaking techniques
  • Use storyboards to communicate your visual story
  • Use colour to clarify and enrich your story
  • Define the rules for your animated world
  • Ease into the challenging task of animation
  • Make the work you want to be hired to do
  • Share your work with the world!
Table of contents
  • 1. Pre-Production
  • 2. Storytelling
  • 3. Unlocking Your Story
  • 4. Storyboarding
  • 5. Color Sense
  • 6. Weird Science
  • 7. Sound Ideas
  • 8. Design Wonderland
  • 9. Technique
  • 10. Animate! and Show and Tell