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20. There Can Be Only One: Independent Animation Production for the Lonely
Monday, Tutorial, 10:30 am -12:15 pm
Room 30 A-D
Level: Beginning

Many logistical challenges confront the ambitious loner creating animation without the luxury of a large budget or staff. This course on professional production procedure and organization includes tips on taking projects from concept to creation to festival submission.

Prerequisites
General knowledge of computer graphics and at least beginning experience in animation and design. Where demonstrations are required, various platforms, packages, and techniques are discussed.

Topics
Production strategies for design, storyboarding, animatics, and scratch-track creation; budget and scheduling; sound quality; viewing formats; editing and compositing; copyright issues; distribution; and final submission to animation festivals. How to solve digital pre- and post-production logistical problems.

Co-Organizers and Lecturers
Steve Rittler
Kristen Palana
William Paterson University

Schedule

10:30 I. Introduction
Palana and Rittler
10:45 II. Pre-production
a) Concept
Palana and Rittler

b) Story and Character Development; Visual Development and Continuity
Rittler

c) Scheduling and Meeting the Deadline, Part 1: Budgeting Your Time as Well as Your Money
Palana and Rittler

d) Design: Identifying Style, Intent, and Your Own Strengths and Weaknesses
Rittler

e) Storyboarding (Visual Demos)
Palana and Rittler

f) Scratch Tracks and Rough Sound: Identifying Sound Resources
Palana

g) Animatics With Scratch Tracks
h) Options for Epics
Palana and Rittler
11:25 III. Universal Production Concerns
a) Scheduling and Meeting the Deadline, Part 2: Hardware, Software, Resource and Supply Issues
b) Copyright Issues of Sound and Visuals
c) Obtaining Royalty-Free Music and Sound Effects (or Creating Your Own)
Palana and Rittler

d) Obtaining Music Licenses
Palana

e) The Final Edit with Final Sound
Palana and Rittler

f) Submitting to Animation Festivals
Palana

g) Examples of Independent Animation Produced by One or Two People (Visual Demos)
Palana and Rittler
12:05 IV. Questions and Answers
Palana and Rittler



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