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Writing for Animation, Comics, and Games by Christy Marx

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CHAPTER   3

The Basics

This section covers the fundamentals of how animation is created; the format of a premise, an outline, and an animation script for television; and information about feature-film animation writing. After that, we get into “Beyond the Basics,” where I give additional tips, tricks, and advice.

The Animation Process

Many books have been written that cover the animation process from beginning to end. Unless you work up to a position of producer, most of these steps don’t have much effect on writing the script. To be thorough, here is a brief description of the process by which animation is created for television:

•  DEVELOPMENT: The concept is born, whether it’s an idea pitched by someone from the inside, developed by a producer ...

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