Writing Animation

FILM TV X 430.5
Get an overview of the entire animation script writing process from concept to completion.
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Classroom
Starting at $665.00
As few as 11 weeks
3.0 Credits

What you can learn.

  • Learn the building blocks of good animation writing, including story, character, and dialogue
  • Pitch a story and craft an outline to develop into a polished script
  • Hear from guest speakers working in animation who can advise you on how to develop your career
  • Write a spec script in the voice and style of an existing series

About this course:

Animation is a fully creative universe without limits on sets, costumes, or special effects. All it takes is your imagination and the willingness to jump into a field friendly to new talent. This course guides you through the entire TV and Internet animation script writing process, starting with the building blocks of good writing: story structure, character development, and sharp dialogue. You then write your spec script, learning how to find the voice and style of a particular show, pitch stories, create solid outlines, write the first draft, and deal with notes and changes. The course goal is to complete a polished sample script. Guest speakers include show runners, producers, and executives who discuss how to break in; what agents do and don't do; the process of getting your script bought and produced; how to connect with artists that can make your vision visual; and how to have a satisfying career in a field where your imagination is free.

Fall 2018 Schedule

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Available
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Thursday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: UCLA
Instructor: Brooks Wachtel
363797
Fee:
$665.00
3 days left. Enroll by Sep 27, 2018
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Notes

No meeting November 22, 2018.

Enrollment limited to 20 students. No refund after October 1, 2018. Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 2, 2018
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
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Discussion
Thu Sep 27, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Royce Hall 152
Discussion
Thu Oct 4, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Royce Hall 152
Discussion
Thu Oct 11, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Royce Hall 152
Discussion
Thu Oct 18, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Royce Hall 152
Discussion
Thu Oct 25, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Royce Hall 152
Discussion
Thu Nov 1, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Royce Hall 152
Discussion
Thu Nov 8, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Royce Hall 152
Discussion
Thu Nov 15, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Royce Hall 152
Discussion
Thu Nov 22, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Royce Hall 152
Discussion
Thu Nov 29, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Royce Hall 152
Discussion
Thu Dec 6, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Royce Hall 152

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