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Finish Your Film! Tips and Tricks for Making an Animated Short in Maya by Kenny Roy

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CHAPTER 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Story

 

 

 

If you take away all of the production problems, technical obstacles, and sheer hard work that goes into a film, you get to the seed that starts it all: story. They say that story is king. Indeed, no matter how fancy the lighting, how beautiful the animation, or how detailed the models, no audience will appreciate a film that has a weak story.

This book seeks to unblock you, the independent fledgling filmmaker, in your quest to bring an animated short to the screen. So while it is outside the purview of this book to explain the story process in enough creative detail to be a replacement for a short story writing class, my explanation of how to craft a story suited to an individual effort ...

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