Writing for Animation!

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Writing for Animation!

Wednesdays – 6 weeks
Sept 30, Oct 7, 14,21, 28, Nov 4
6:00PM -8:30PM PST
Class Size: Limited to 15 students

At the completion of this course, students will

  • Recognize the practical elements that contribute to effective animation writing

  • Have written an 11- or 22-minute animated television script, OR short stand-alone film script

  • Learn how to take your idea to script!

  • Develop skills in how to write openings, pitches, starter documents and treatments

  • Get inside knowledge of studio animation “rules”

  • Learn how to develop fully fleshed out characters that take the audience on a journey that they can’t wait to see!

  • Develop subplots, supporting characters, and full story arcs

  • Learn how to break down the act structure, and how to transition from scene to scene

  • Work with Billy in clarifying the beats, tone, and core audience of your film

  • Give live virtual presentations throughout the 6 weeks to your class, honing in your story ideas, pitches and overall script.


  • Work on step-by-step assignments each week, developing your story from start to finis​

  • Complete the first draft of your TV pilot, episode, or animated short film for critical feedback

September 30 2020
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Date: September 30, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm America/Los_Angeles
Recurring: Wednesdays, September 30th - November 4th
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