Online Course Description
Referring to the last 4 animated feature films Kevin has led story development on (2 for Chinese cinema and 2 in development for international), attendees will learn how to break down the movie and mamange the story team using the Blake Snyder method - structure a compelling logline, create quality filters (and why), develop a treatment/beatsheet, iterate passes, of the animatic and test with an audience along the way.
WHAT YOU WILL GET
- Live video call and screen sharing with Kevin Richardson
- Schedule a call at a time convenient for you
- Prior to session you will be able to get in touch with Kevin Richardson to explain your background and what you are trying to achieve
- Prior to session, Kevin Richardson will provide list of resources and materials needed to prepare for session
- You will be able to cancel a class and get a refund up to 24h before the scheduled session
- Moneyback guarantee
I've led international story development teams on animated feature films for the US and the Chinese market – projects involving magic, Martial Arts, and other Chinese story elements. One film released in 2017 (Tofu), the other at the end of 2018 (Jing Ling Master). Tofu: https://vimeo.com/259765594
I attended California Institute of the Arts in their character animation program, and worked as an animator and technical artist on feature films at Industrial Light and Magic, Hyperion, Colossal, Duck Soup, IntroVision, Wang Films (Cuckoos Nest), MS Film, and later ran the German wing of a European studio grouping with producers Didier Brunner (Secret of Kells, Triplets of Bellville), John Coates (Snowman, Yellow Submarine), and Santiago Moro of Estudio Moro, developing projects for the EU.
As Executive Producer and Producer I've helmed many branded games (Family Feud, Trivial Pursuit, Battleship, Boggle, Risk...) for Mattel Interactive, Electronic Arts, Nickelodeon, and iwin. At The Learning Company/Mattel, I ran an organization of 75 (3 producers and their respective teams) "The Story Zone" while earning certifications in software project and engineering management. In my seventh year at Mattel Interactive I led outbound licensing for The Learning Company/Mattel catalog of IP (Reader Rabbit, ClueFinders, Oregon Trail, Carmen Sandiego) translating the IP to new media.
AWARDS: Cannes Lion Titanium (VW Fun Theory). Parent's Choice Awards Gold (3x) - Reader Rabbit and ClueFinder games. Volkswagen Fun Theory Winner.
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