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    So I know we're screenwriers, but I feel storyboarding ties in to screenwriting, so....

    Has anyone here taken classes at the "Animation Collaborative," specifically on storyboarding?

    http://www.animationcollaborative.com/

    I am considering it, but it is a bit pricy.
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    Re: Animation Collaborative

    For that much money, I would expect transferable college credit. And a huge chunk of that class will be aimed at people who are aiming for entirely different job descriptions than the main one most of us are pursuing.

    I love this part: "Some experience with story concepts and some drawing skills are recommended but we are happy to evaluate students with less experience."

    ...another way of saying, "We won't turn down anyone's money." haha.

    Instead, you could buy every book there is re: storyboarding on Amazon and still probably come out $1k in the black.

    What's your objective?
    "You have idea 1, you're excited. It flops. You have idea 99, you're excited. It flops.
    Only a fool is excited by the 100th idea. Fools keep trying. God rewards fools." --Martin Hellman, paraphrased

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    • #3
      Re: Animation Collaborative

      Originally posted by stainjm View Post
      So I know we're screenwriers, but I feel storyboarding ties in to screenwriting, so....

      Has anyone here taken classes at the "Animation Collaborative," specifically on storyboarding?

      http://www.animationcollaborative.com/

      I am considering it, but it is a bit pricy.
      Sounds great. There have been many times where I wished I could have a storyboards of my scripts. But I fear, and I know, I can't draw worth ****. I would be wasting $1300 to just draw stick figures.
      Never let the competition know what you're thinking... and never tell the unseen masses your story idea.

      -- Rule 85, Ferengi Rules of Acquisition (updated by cmmora)

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      • #4
        Re: Animation Collaborative

        Hey Carlos, I'd be happy to consider doing storyboards with you in the future - just let me know!

        I feel they go hand in hand, to some degree. I would love to have a creative job, that develops my writing skills and uses my art skills (I have some art on my website, but mostly in the form of portraits - I used to do comics and whatnot too), while writing in the evenings.

        Even a lot of writers who sell scripts/ novels say it isn't enough to live off of.

        So that's one objective (make some contacts/ build a portfolio in the style Pixar would like). Second is to just learn the stuff better for my own films.

        But I agree - pricy!
        www.JustinSloanAuthor.com

        http://www.CreativeWritingCareer.com
        http://www.MilitaryVeteransinCreativeCareers.com

        Twitter: @JustinMSloan

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        • #5
          Re: Animation Collaborative

          Originally posted by stainjm View Post
          Hey Carlos, I'd be happy to consider doing storyboards with you in the future - just let me know!
          Thanks, dude. I'll be sure to abuse your skills when the time arrives.
          Never let the competition know what you're thinking... and never tell the unseen masses your story idea.

          -- Rule 85, Ferengi Rules of Acquisition (updated by cmmora)

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          • #6
            Re: Animation Collaborative

            I'm assuming your ultimate aim would be to sell your animation spec, in which case be aware that animation specs are a tougher sell than live-action specs.

            Why? Because most are written in conjunction with a composer and/or song writers. Thus most animation screenplays are written in-house - occasionally a top scribe is hired from outside (but they don't work solitary, they work closely with the studio team on the screenplay).

            Do a google. John August (and others too) wrote about animation specs being a tougher sell in an already very tough spec market.
            Last edited by Presto; 06-22-2013, 04:19 PM.

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            • #7
              Re: Animation Collaborative

              Thanks Presto - but no, I know how tough they are supposed to be. I wrote a couple early on to get them out of my system, but my last several specs (and the ones I am trying to push) are not animation.

              I just like to have two goals at once, and one of them is to work in an animation studio, because I love that stuff.
              www.JustinSloanAuthor.com

              http://www.CreativeWritingCareer.com
              http://www.MilitaryVeteransinCreativeCareers.com

              Twitter: @JustinMSloan

              Want a free book?

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              • #8
                Re: Animation Collaborative

                If anyone is interested, I registered for the class. I am also attending the Disney D23 Expo next month, which has a storyboard presentation going on, and I'll be blogging about that and my storyboard learning experience at www.BayAreaScreenwriters.com.

                Best,

                Justin

                - First blog on D23/ storyboarding: http://www.bayareascreenwriters.org/...-and-storyart/

                EDIT: Started the class and loving it!
                Last edited by stainjm; 07-11-2013, 12:19 PM.
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                • #9
                  Re: Animation Collaborative

                  i think the animation union offers affordable classes in storyboarding. it's somewhere in burbank i think.
                  http://kiyongkim.com

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