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Animating with Blender by Roland Hess

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Chapter 2

Story Story Story

Objectives

What Makes an Engaging Story

Writing It Down

Story Scope, Your Resources, and Reality

How Long Is My Story?

If you don’t have a good story, you will not have a successful short animation.

Of course, “good” could mean a lot of things. In the context of animation production, it means, specifically, both “engaging” and “producible.”

It’s not a shocker to hear that a story must be engaging, but the need is magnified when you are dealing with the limited run length of a short project. With only a couple of minutes of the viewers’ attention available, you have to grab them right away, make your point quickly, and not stray from the theme.

That said, a weak story will not kill your production.

However, ...

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