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Animation Writers/Directors: Question:

Posted: Wed May 06, 2009 7:51 pm
by DarkWriter31
(This may be in the wrong place.)

I'm "developing" my self as a screenwriter and I was wondering what an animation script reads and/or looks like?

I've read other movie scripts and I've written eight so far, some short and a few longer ones, so I know what most of them look like. Do animation scripts follow a similar format?

Also, how does one get into writing for animation?


Posted: Sat May 09, 2009 2:12 pm
by k-9lives
I think most people in animation would tell you that an animation "script" should actually be a storyboard cos it's a visual medium...

However these days script based stuff is definitley more prevalent. Basically it would be the same as a film script.

Posted: Tue May 12, 2009 1:34 am
by Mathias
I remember a couple of columns I read on wordplayer a while back that might be of some use to you.

Check them out at:

Here's one on top of my head that deals with animation. ... Paint.html

As for a spec. script I guess traditional structure is preferable as anything else seems to go down the trashcan.