Writing for Animation: Sketching with Words

Maasai M. Singleton, Animation Writer

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9 Videos (44m)
    • Class Intro

      1:00
    • Developing the Idea

      6:41
    • The Beginning

      8:04
    • The Middle

      8:18
    • The End

      7:41
    • Outlining Dialogue

      3:00
    • Drafting

      5:55
    • Rewriting

      2:03
    • Letting Go

      0:59

About This Class

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Do you love cartoons or anime? Then you'll love this class!

In this course, I'll be teaching you writing techniques from my experience at the USC School of Cinematic Arts; training in Tokyo, Japan; and work as an animation writer in Los Angeles, California.

Using examples from well-known cartoons, we'll explore gems of little-known story knowledge like denouement, mono no aware, and tools for writing quotable dialogue.

With the information in this short video, you'll be able to produce better cartoons because you'll be capable of Sketching with Words.

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Maasai M. Singleton

Animation Writer

"I write stories about outsiders
who have nothing but each other
and fight to stay together."

Maasai chose the Allen Ginsburg glasses before hipsters got to them.

Living in Tokyo, he became addicted to Japanese trap music and developed an insatiable lust for crab fried rice. o(???)o

He is Black, speaks Japanese, and is followed by Bailey Jay (a trans pornstar and internet personality) on twitter. This allows him to brag to fanboys after getting his ass kicked in...

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