Monday, February 15, 2010

Writing 5b - Don't Write Too Much



6 comments:

:: smo :: said...

this is really fantastic. i think people get confused about what writing with boarding can mean. this puts the outline as jotted down ideas into perspective and helps with real benchmarks as to how much to board for time.

in film/live action they always talk about a script page being a minute of screen time, but for some reason no one ever seems to give you ways to gauge your animation for time. it's all rather arbitrary. this is a really well rounded way of looking at the process, thanks!

HemlockMan said...

Were these rules or just suggestions?
Or was the FILMATION virus still floating about?

JohnK said...

Well, they are very loose rules, based on averages deduced by actual cartoons we made.

RooniMan said...

So thats how yous did it... very interesting.

Racattack Force said...

This is pretty interesting. The storyboard-length average kinda surprised me: I've been following the production blog for a cartoon premiering in a few months, and the average for those is close to 200 pgs. Their method is probably different from the Spumco method.

AtomicTiki said...

Gotcha, thanks!