Blogs tagged "writer"

July 2017

CMC 2017: Report – Character Building

Posted on: Thursday 06 July 2017 11:10pm by Tom Jordan

What do you get when you cross a writer, an illustrator, an animator, a creative director, an art director, two voice actors and an art director? Answer: The perfect panel to deconstruct what goes into making a successful character. Takeaway: Don’t fall into the trap of creating your main character in isolation for your pitch bible, develop them through dialogues and interaction with the other characters in your world. A character’s voice should be acted, not just mimicked Visuals can be stronger when the designer absorbs the back story of the character Children are a great source of inspiration for character creation All of the above need to work together to develop a character Detail: Voice Director Dave Peacock introduced…

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CMC 2017: Report – Who’s Running This Show Anyway

Posted on: Thursday 06 July 2017 1:18pm by Lyndsey Smith

This session focussed on the role of 'showrunner' – what a showrunner actually is, how crucial a role they play, and how the position differs in the UK and the US Takeaway: There is no one size fits all for the term Showrunner There is a difference of meaning in the UK and the US In general, a showrunner is responsible for the overall creative vision of the show Detail: Each panellist came to the session with their own opinion on what a showrunner was responsible for. For Foz Allan, Executive Producer for Bryncoed Productions, the showrunner is usually the head creative in a group of talented people working together to deliver content. Adastra Development’s Mellie Buse shared her experiences with the…

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CMC 2017: Report – The Art of Writing for Animation and The Art of the Theme Tune: Knowing The Score

Posted on: Wednesday 05 July 2017 5:31pm by Tyler McRae

Two Art of… talks in one session saw an insightful interview with top children's writer Andrew Brenner, followed by notes on notes from composers Banks and Wag Takeaways: Writers and composers both need to absorb the whole show as inspiration, not just an outline brief Writers need to be aware of an animated world's limitations and restrictions, and let that shape your characters accordingly Composers shouldn't be afraid of putting their own style and interpretation on a brief Writing For Animation Kath Shackleton, Director of Fettle Animation, hosted a fascinating half-hour talk with writer Andrew Brenner, with the conversation covering the craft of working on animation scripts, the relationship between writers and producers, and how he first got into animation…

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July 2016

CMC 2016: Report – Volunteers’ Career Guidance Session

Posted on: Tuesday 05 July 2016 12:17am by Oliver Ridgeon

Over 80 students and young people from the industry make up the CMC volunteer team.  You'll see them everywhere in their yellow tee-shirts. They're from a wide variety of institutions across the county, including Edinburgh, Leeds, Sheffield, Hallam, Nottingham, Lincoln, De Montford Leicester, Manchester, Brighton and Sussex. On Monday 4 July they were all briefed, given their CMC business cards, assigned their tasks and went to a career tips session organised by recently graduated Oli Ridgeon. Takeaway There’s no set path or hard and fast rules to get into children’s media, but there are certain attributes that can help you along the way, including: Persistence Willingness Having a positive attitude and a willingness to be helpful, and listen Taking rejection in your stride…

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