Independent Animation

Independent Animation : Developing, Producing and Distributing Your Animated Films

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With the advent of advanced hand-held technology and the widespread nature of the internet, the world of animated filmmaking is more exciting and accessible than ever. Due to this cultural and technological development, the success of independent animated film makers is on the rise. Independent Animation showcases some of the greatest, most innovated giants in the field and helps guide readers through the artistic process and production techniques. Story development, casting, color, distribution, and the intimidating aspects of production are elucidated using various examples from all over the world. Readers will also explore the changing nature of the audiences' relationship with animation, granting firsthand guidance in navigating the diverse fields of animated film-making
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Product details

  • Hardback | 454 pages
  • 190.5 x 234.95mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 1138855715
  • 9781138855717

About Curator of Art Ben Mitchell

Since finishing his MA in 2008, Ben Mitchell has worked as an animation freelancer with Channel 4, BBC, A Productions, Plymptoons, Rumpus Animation, Slurpy Studios, Happy Hour Productions, Somethin' Else, Jelly Penguin, Channel Flip, and others. As an independent filmmaker he has directed several shorts that have been officially selected for over 100 major film and animation festivals between them and been broadcast internationally. He is also a writer, researcher, and Managing Director of Skwigly Online Animation Magazine, where he has conducted interviews with some of the animation industry's leading practitioners and produced editorial features, events coverage, film/product reviews, project management, video content and the Skwigly Animation Podcast.
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Table of contents

1. Introduction2. Story Development3. The Visual Storyteller4. Consider the Source5. The Beat of a Different Drum6. Going Webisodic7. The Animated Documentarian8. Going Long9. Funding10. Keeping It Real11. Getting Comfortable12. Casting and Performance13. Thinking Outside the Light Box14. Keeping Up15. Combining Your Efforts16. Your Film in Depth: Considering Stereoscopy17. Audience Interactionã18. Reinventing the Wheel19. Perseverance20. Your Two Most Important Characters21. Putting Yourself Out There22. Distribution: A Brave New World
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