Writing Animation

SCRIPT X 462.1E

Get an overview of the entire animation script writing process from concept to completion.

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In-Person
Starting at $720.00
As few as 11 weeks
3.0

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 2022 Schedule

Date & Time
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Thursday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Available
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Instructor: Brooks Wachtel
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Fee:
$720.00
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Location: UCLA
ENROLL BY: Sep 29, 2022
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Notes

No meeting November 24.

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

This course meets in person at the designated class meeting time and location. Students must be present at the course meeting time as each student’s final grade may include scores for participation.
Please inform your instructor if you will miss a class meeting. You are responsible for any class information you missed. We suggest you arrange with a fellow classmate to share their notes when feasible.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 13, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Thu Sep 29, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Royce Hall 152
Discussion
Thu Oct 6, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Royce Hall 152
Discussion
Thu Oct 13, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Royce Hall 152
Discussion
Thu Oct 20, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Royce Hall 152
Discussion
Thu Oct 27, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Royce Hall 152
Discussion
Thu Nov 3, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Royce Hall 152
Discussion
Thu Nov 10, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Royce Hall 152
Discussion
Thu Nov 17, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Royce Hall 152
Discussion
Thu Dec 1, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Royce Hall 152
Discussion
Thu Dec 8, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Royce Hall 152

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