Animated storytelling - Liz Blazer

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Title
Animated storytelling - simple steps for creating animation & motion graphics
Author
Liz Blazer
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Peachpit Press
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20151229

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, you'll 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. Award-winning animator 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.

In Animated Storytelling, you'll learn how to:

  • Write a creative brief for your project
  • Find and communicate your story's big idea
  • Create a tight story using linear and nonlinear story structures
  • Use color to clarify and enrich your story
  • Define the rules for your animated world, and commit to them
  • Ease into the challenging task of animation
  • Make the work you want to be hired to do
  • Share your work with the world!

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Liz Blazer is a filmmaker, art director, visual artist, designer, animator,and educator. She has worked as a development artist for Disney, as a specialeffects designer for MTV, and as an art director for the Palestinian/Israeli Sesame Street. Her animated documentary Backseat Bingo traveled to 180 film festivals in 15 countries and won many awards, includingawards from the HBO Comedy Arts Festival, Animation Magazine and theInternational Documentary Association. As an educator, Blazeremphasizes storytelling and pitching as she guides her students to bring theirart to life through animation.

Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Computer animation.|Storytelling.|Visual communication - Digital techniques.
Country of Publication
California
Number of Pages
vii, 152

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