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Animation Writing and Development by Jean Ann Wright

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Chapter 6

Development and theAnimation Bible

Getting Started

How can you turn your characters and your ideas into a project? Development is starting with a kernel of an idea and growing that concept into something that will sell. In this chapter we focus mainly on how to develop ideas into a marketable form. However, you’ll find many suggestions that will help you in developing material for a student film or a short as well. We also discuss briefly the presentation for selling a feature. To pitch a TV project you normally need to develop the series idea, design characters, and a couple of major settings, put it all into a bible (the presentation tool), and prepare your pitch. Developing games is discussed more specifically later.

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