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Blogs The Difference Between Live-Action and Animation Writing

If you want to write animation—or if you just want to produce or direct it—it’s important to know the difference between live action and animation writing. Animation stories are developed pretty much the same as in live action.  You come up with a concept, sometimes called a premise, describing the basic beginning, middle and end of the story.  The next stage is an outline, laying out each scene, including action and gags.  The final step is the script, with full scene description and dialogue.  The script form in animation is virtually identical to live action. It’s the differences that are important to understand.  

Headline News Sony Pictures Animation Taps Lima for Untitled Pitch

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 10:08am

Sony Pictures Animation has tapped Kevin Lima (ENCHANTED) and writer David Sussman (MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000) to develop Michael Kurinsky and Chris Chase's untitled pitch into a feature, reports Variety.

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