Sunday, July 11, 2010

Writing for Animation: EURO guests Brothers McLeod July 11, 2010


#Scriptchat TOPIC: Writing for animation.  EURO guest: the Brothers McLeod, @brothersmcleod.  Deets about the bros HERE

EURO was graced with the amazing Brothers McLeod to discuss all that is animation.  The USA chat was a free-for-all discussing everything we could think of on the subject.  To our joy, @covermyscript, @sdarancette and @AudryT attended and added their expert opinions.  We are so blessed with a talented group of chatters.  Definitely read the transcript for EURO if you missed it… and even if you didn’t.  The Bros were amazing at navigating the craziness that is scriptchat.  We can’t thank them enough for their time and knowledge!  @jeannevb

EURO moderator: Mina Zaher, @DreamsGrafter
USA moderator: Jeanne Veillette Bowerman, @jeannevb

EURO chat:
6:55 pm                DreamsGrafter:                Euro #Scriptchat  starting in a few minutes. Discussing writing for animation w/ @brothersmcleod! Check out their work: http://bit.ly/30gvxg
6:57 pm             KageyNYC:             RT @DreamsGrafter: Euro #Scriptchat starting in a few minutes. Discussing writing for animation w/ @brothersmcleod http://bit.ly/30gvxg
6:58 pm             DreamsGrafter:             @HayleyMckenzie1 Excellent! #scriptchat
6:58 pm             DreamsGrafter:             RT @brothersmcleod: Going to be doing a #scriptchat at 8pm if anyone would like to listen in. C U then.
6:59 pm             DreamsGrafter:             @KageyNYC Thanks hon for Euro pimping! :) #scriptchat
7:00 pm             jeannevb:             *waving* to EURO #scriptchat talking animation w/ @brothersmcleod starting now! http://bit.ly/30gvxg. Will lurk from the lake :)
7:00 pm             KageyNYC:             XOXO #treefort #love RT @DreamsGrafter: @KageyNYC Thanks hon for Euro pimping! :) #scriptchat
7:00 pm             DreamsGrafter:             #SCRIPTCHAT O'CLOCK! We are so lucky to have Myles from @brothersmcleod with us to discuss writing for animation. #scriptchat
7:01 pm             kingisafink:             Woo-hoo! We're in. RT @jeannevb *waving* to EURO #scriptchat talking animation w/ @brothersmcleod starting now! http://bit.ly/30gvxg.
7:01 pm             DreamsGrafter:             Hi Myles, welcome and thanks so much for joining us on #scriptchat ...
7:01 pm             brothersmcleod:             Hello! #scriptchat
7:02 pm             CORKY242:             RT @DreamsGrafter: #SCRIPTCHAT O'CLOCK!We are so lucky 2 have Myles from @brothersmcleod with us 2 discuss writing for animation #scriptchat
7:02 pm             HayleyMckenzie1:             I 2nd that! RT @DreamsGrafter: #SCRIPTCHAT O'CLOCK! We're v.ucky to have Myles from @brothersmcleod with us. #scriptchat
7:02 pm             DreamsGrafter:             RT @brothersmcleod: Hello! #scriptchat
7:02 pm             brothersmcleod:             A pleasure to be here in cybertwitterspace #scriptchat
7:03 pm             DreamsGrafter:             I'm going to be asking the 1st question: RT @DreamsGrafter: Could you share your breaking in story? #scriptchat
7:04 pm             DreamsGrafter:             @kingisafink @jeannevb @HayleyMcKenzie1 @CORKY242 Hi guys! #scriptchat
7:04 pm             brothersmcleod:             But I was always more interested in writing stories and fiction. #scriptchat
7:04 pm             brothersmcleod:             Greg got himself an animation gig with a company and needed some help writing the story behind it. #scriptchat
7:05 pm             brothersmcleod:             Greg's my brother - the other half of The Brothers McLeod btw #scriptchat
7:05 pm             brothersmcleod:             That was the beginning (although we had worked on story books together before that). #scriptchat
7:05 pm             Jonathan_Peace:             Hi all. I am here but lurking while listening to world cup on radio Hi to @brothersmcleod #scriptchat
7:05 pm             brothersmcleod:             I moved up to work in the family company and we started making short animations in between the proper work. #scriptchat
7:06 pm             brothersmcleod:             After about six years of making short films and gradually making a name for ourselves ... #scriptchat
7:06 pm             brothersmcleod:             ... I decided to approach a children's TV production company #scriptchat
7:06 pm             filmutopia:             #scriptchat Er, World Cup! So, semi lurking - good luck
7:07 pm             brothersmcleod:             ?about working on a series they'd had commissionned - Frankenstein's Cat. #scriptchat
7:07 pm             DreamsGrafter:             @Jonathan_Peace Hi Jonathan ... :) #scriptchat
7:07 pm             brothersmcleod:             I didn't realise that the head writer was someone I'd met before - #scriptchat
7:07 pm             brothersmcleod:             - he had run a course on writing for animation that I'd been on three years earlier. #scriptchat
7:07 pm             brothersmcleod:             Alan Gilbey #scriptchat
7:07 pm             DreamsGrafter:             @filmutopia Hi Clive, thanks. :) ... #scriptchat
7:08 pm             kingisafink:             Hard work... RT @brothersmcleod After about six years of making short films and gradually making a name for ourselves ... #scriptchat
7:08 pm             brothersmcleod:             I was lucky enough that he and the producer decided to give me a go at writing and I wrote three episodes, #scriptchat
7:08 pm             brothersmcleod:             ?plus fifteen one minute funny stings for them. #scriptchat
7:08 pm             keerdo:             Hello! Long time lurker, first time participant :) #scriptchat
7:09 pm             brothersmcleod:             @kingisafink #scriptchat Yes - but fun work - making cartoons - being silly - doing silly voices etc.
7:09 pm             Sofluid:             Goes to show how important networking is! RT @brothersmcleod: The head writer was someone I'd met before - #scriptchat
7:09 pm             brothersmcleod:             That was the start of my TV writing career. Within a year I had also written dialogue for a computer game too. #scriptchat
7:10 pm             DreamsGrafter:             @keerdo Hi Margit, great to see you on here! :) #scriptchat
7:10 pm             brothersmcleod:             @Sofluid #scriptchat Yes networking crucial - more on that in a bit
7:10 pm             DreamsGrafter:             @Sofluid Hi Michelle, thanks for popping in! :) #scriptchat
7:10 pm             brothersmcleod:             @HayleyMckenzie1 #scriptchat Hi Hayley master script editor extraordinaire! Yes always watched and loved animations...
7:10 pm             kingisafink:             @brothersmcleod I love that you're open to working on so many different platforms. Games? Never would have thought of that! #scriptchat
7:11 pm             DreamsGrafter:             So true RT @Sofluid Goes to show how important networking is! RT @brothersmcleod: The head writer was someone I'd met before #scriptchat
7:11 pm             DreamsGrafter:             RT @KageyNYC How do u get work writing for an animated show? Can u break in w/spec samples or do u need a backgrnd in animation? #scriptchat
7:11 pm             Sofluid:             @DreamsGrafter Lovely to be here! #scriptchat
7:11 pm             brothersmcleod:             #scriptchat Greg and I watched the same ones growing up and they've become a kind of common language between us
7:12 pm             kingisafink:             @kageynyc Great question, lady! #scriptchat
7:12 pm             HayleyMckenzie1:             @brothersmcleod hi! would you recommend to new writers that they write the kind of things they enjoy watching? #scriptchat
7:12 pm             brothersmcleod:             A spec sample is really useful. #scriptchat
7:12 pm             brothersmcleod:             I still get asked for scripts from other shows I've written for when I meet new producers. #scriptchat
7:13 pm             brothersmcleod:             You could write a sample episode of an existing show or even better write something original. #scriptchat
7:13 pm             brothersmcleod:             If you writer a sample of an existing show, then don't send it to that show. They won't like that I'm always told. #scriptchat
7:13 pm             brothersmcleod:             You can send to everyone else though! I think they want to look at how you handle story and dialogue, #scriptchat
7:13 pm             brothersmcleod:             but also how good you are at thinking in an animated way. #scriptchat
7:14 pm             KageyNYC:             ;) RT @kingisafink: @kageynyc Great question, lady! #scriptchat
7:14 pm             brothersmcleod:             How aware are you of how you can use animation as opposed to live action? #scriptchat
7:14 pm             brothersmcleod:             For my first animated show I scoured the industry press for a while and took note of who had new commissions. #scriptchat
7:15 pm             brothersmcleod:             Then I contacted them and sent them scripts and links to animations that I'd been involved in. #scriptchat
7:15 pm             brothersmcleod:             In terms of having a background in animation that's certainly an advantage I've had.... #scriptchat
7:15 pm             HayleyMckenzie1:             True -we read enough of those all day long! RT @brothersmcleod: If u write a sample of existing show, don't send it to that show.#scriptchat
7:15 pm             brothersmcleod:             my brother is an animator and I've even helped out on lip synch in the early days! #scriptchat
7:15 pm             thewritertype:             #scriptchat Do you dream in live action or animation?
7:15 pm             brothersmcleod:             But I don't think a background is animation is essential to a animation writer. #scriptchat
7:16 pm             brothersmcleod:             I think what's important is being able to understand... why is this an animated idea? #scriptchat
7:16 pm             brothersmcleod:             What can we do that would not be possible or cost effective in live action that will make this more special? #scriptchat
7:16 pm             kingisafink:             RT @brothersmcleod But I don't think a background is animation is essential to a animation writer. #scriptchat
7:16 pm             brothersmcleod:             @thewritertype #scriptchat I wish it was animation. But it's always live action for me.
7:16 pm             brothersmcleod:             Other ways to getting to write for a show... #scriptchat
7:16 pm             DreamsGrafter:             Great tip! RT @brothersmcleod: I scoured the industry press for a while and took note of who had new commissions. #scriptchat
7:16 pm             HayleyMckenzie1:             Brill advice -do your homework! RT @brothersmcleod For 1st animated show I scoured press, took note of who had new commissions. #scriptchat
7:17 pm             brothersmcleod:             good old fashioned meeting people and networking. #scriptchat
7:17 pm             DreamsGrafter:             @thewritertype Hey Paul! :) x #scriptchat
7:17 pm             brothersmcleod:             I go to two or three conferences every year and arrange meetings to go and meet people too. #scriptchat
7:17 pm             KageyNYC:             @brothersmcleod Thanks for reply to my question. :) #scriptchat
7:17 pm             brothersmcleod:             ?and they tend to take you more seriously. #scriptchat
7:18 pm             brothersmcleod:             @KageyNYC #scriptchat A pleasure. Great question.
7:18 pm             DreamsGrafter:             RT @DreamsGrafter Are there any format issues that are a big no-no when writing animation - that you have seen in spec scripts? #scriptchat
7:19 pm             brothersmcleod:             RT @HayleyMckenzie1: @brothersmcleod hi! would you recommend to new writers that they write the kind of things they enjoy watching? #scriptchat
7:19 pm             brothersmcleod:             Hi Hayley - will answer your question in a bit! #scriptchat
7:19 pm             brothersmcleod:             Format issues... #scriptchat
7:20 pm             brothersmcleod:             I can't think of any big no nos that are special to animation over live action scripts. #scriptchat
7:21 pm             brothersmcleod:             ?but when I started working professionally I was asked to put in the occasional clarification - #scriptchat
7:21 pm             brothersmcleod:             ? CLOSE, WIDE, WIDER that kind of thing. #scriptchat
7:21 pm             brothersmcleod:             Still? not too much of it, #scriptchat
7:22 pm             brothersmcleod:             but enough to give a storyboard artist an idea of how close we are to our characters. #scriptchat
7:22 pm             brothersmcleod:             I have seen some scripts for animation with hardly any action in between the dialogue. #scriptchat
7:22 pm             HayleyMckenzie1:             animation script written in same way, just that what's described (character,story,action) is unique to animation #scriptchat
7:22 pm             brothersmcleod:             That's never a good sign I think because with animation you have to bear in mind that... #scriptchat
7:22 pm             brothersmcleod:             ?everything that happens on screen visually is determined by you and the storyboard artist that comes after. #scriptchat
7:22 pm             kingisafink:             RT @brothersmcleod I can't think of any big no-nos that are special to animation over live action scripts. #scriptchat
7:22 pm             brothersmcleod:             Why not just go for a live action shoot! #scriptchat
7:23 pm             kingisafink:             A problem indeed. RT @brothersmcleod I have seen some scripts for animation w/ hardly any action in between the dialogue. #scriptchat
7:24 pm             brothersmcleod:             before the tweet that says ...but when I... it should say... #scriptchat
7:24 pm             DreamsGrafter:             @chained Then come join in on #scriptchat! We're discussing writing for animation with @brothersmcleod. ;)
7:24 pm             DreamsGrafter:             RT @DreamsGrafter What is the most frequently asked question from aspring animation screenwriters? #scriptchat
7:24 pm             DreamsGrafter:             RT @DreamsGrafter What is your answer? #scriptchat
7:24 pm             Sofluid:             When I wrote an animated short film script for a competition I loved being able to be so descriptive and really paint the story #scriptchat
7:25 pm             brothersmcleod:             I remember from my Masters that we were always told not to put in any kind of camera moves into our scripts? #scriptchat
7:25 pm             sdarancette:             I am missing Eurodisney #scriptchat. But will try to catch the end of it.
7:26 pm             brothersmcleod:             I think the most asked question from aspiring writers is how do I break into the industry. #scriptchat
7:26 pm             brothersmcleod:             I can relate to that - it took a long time to break in and even now? #scriptchat
7:27 pm             brothersmcleod:             when I've written some other spec scripts for adult (i.e. not children's) TV? #scriptchat
7:27 pm             DreamsGrafter:             Japanese animation competition for stories in English: http://bit.ly/9FxNAI #scriptchat Deadline end of July. Good luck!
7:27 pm             brothersmcleod:             ? or for live action and not animation it's very difficult to break in because each sector seems to be... #scriptchat
7:27 pm             HayleyMckenzie1:             not sure u need more description in animation script- not a novel! RT @Sofluid doing animation script loved being so descriptive #scriptchat
7:28 pm             DreamsGrafter:             You're doing brilliantly Myles. Lovin' your answers! RT @brothersmcleod: Wow this is intense! #scriptchat
7:28 pm             brothersmcleod:             But I think tenacity and spec scripts are always going to be the way in. #scriptchat. Another frequently asked question...
7:28 pm             Pale_Jewel:             @Dreamsgrafter #scriptchat this is so interesting talking about animation. I've written a script that some think is animated when it wasn't.
7:28 pm             brothersmcleod:             ?that Greg and I get is where do you get your ideas from? #scriptchat
7:29 pm             kingisafink:             Already halfway through. You're doing great! RT @brothersmcleod Wow this is intense! #scriptchat
7:29 pm             brothersmcleod:             I like Douglas Adams' answer that he got his from a mail order company in Indianapolis. #scriptchat
7:29 pm             brothersmcleod:             But mostly it's from just going on walks, a funny word or phrase might start something, #scriptchat
7:29 pm             DreamsGrafter:             #scriptchat @brothersmcleod's website: http://www.brothersmcleod.co.uk/
7:29 pm             LisaFromNYC:             RT @DreamsGrafter Japanese animation competition for stories in English: http://bit.ly/9FxNAI Deadline end of July. Good luck! #scriptchat
7:29 pm             brothersmcleod:             or a sketch or a scribble, or an inspiring film or a book. #scriptchat
7:29 pm             MetaPhoenix:             @Sofluid If you can paint an animated film inside your head while writing (with superb level of detail), it's a big advantage. #scriptchat
7:30 pm             brothersmcleod:             They usually develop through discussion between us - finding things we both respond to. #scriptchat
7:30 pm             kingisafink:             Fun! RT @DreamsGrafter Japanese animation competition for stories in English: http://bit.ly/9FxNAI Deadline end of July. #scriptchat
7:31 pm             DreamsGrafter:             @Pale_Jewel Do you know why they thought it was animation? #scriptchat ... Would you consider selling it as animation?
7:32 pm             DreamsGrafter:             Haha! RT @brothersmcleod I like Douglas Adams' answer that he got his [ideas] from a mail order company in Indianapolis. #scriptchat
7:32 pm             HayleyMckenzie1:             RT @DreamsGrafter: Japanese animation competition for stories in English: http://bit.ly/9FxNAI #scriptchat Deadline end of July. Good luck!
7:32 pm             brothersmcleod:             @HayleyMckenzie1 would you recommend to new writers that they write the kind of things they enjoy watching? #scriptchat
7:32 pm             thewritertype:             #scriptchat I write animation characters exactly like live action people but bend and play with reality for the action itself.
7:32 pm             brothersmcleod:             That's an interesting question Hayley... do I write the things I watch? #scriptchat
7:33 pm             DreamsGrafter:             Hey guys, that was the last of the prepared questions ... #scriptchat
7:33 pm             brothersmcleod:             Hmm! Thinks! #scriptchat
7:33 pm             Sofluid:             Not necessarily more, but you can "paint" the scenes RT @HayleyMckenzie1: not sure u need more description in animation script #scriptchat
7:33 pm             HayleyMckenzie1:             good advice! RT @thewritertype: #scriptchat I write animation characters exactly like live action but bend reality for the action itself.
7:34 pm             DreamsGrafter:             So let's chat with @brothersmcleod and between ourselves ... writing for animation. Would you? #scriptchat
7:34 pm             brothersmcleod:             #scriptchat I think it makes total sense to see what other people do with the ideas you enjoy - i think that's when you work out how you...
7:34 pm             brothersmcleod:             ... would do it differently. How you would make it your own. #scriptchat
7:34 pm             jdfunari:             RT @eledrew: Btw watched TALES FROM THE SCRIPT & have to ask, is there a smarter & more articulate writer working today than @FrankDarabont ? #scriptchat
7:35 pm             DreamsGrafter:             By the way, @thewritertype was the screenwriter for Magic Roundabout's feature film: http://imdb.to/9scOam #scriptchat
7:35 pm             kingisafink:             Yes! RT @DreamsGrafter writing for animation. Would you? #scriptchat
7:36 pm             brothersmcleod:             RT @thewritertype: #scriptchat I write animation characters exactly like live action people but bend and play with reality for the action itself.
7:36 pm             brothersmcleod:             @thewritertype #scriptchat yes! characters in animation must be characters that the audience can identify with and love and hate!
7:36 pm             momentsoffilm:             Hello #scriptchat folks. I'm late... are we talking animation?
7:36 pm             kingisafink:             Wrote a short for a timed contest. Ended up w/ fun animated script by accident. Delightful surprise. Hope to hook up w/ animator #scriptchat
7:37 pm             brothersmcleod:             I think there was a question about writing for US shows on the blog #scriptchat
7:37 pm             chained:             #scriptchat if any of you need a really funny voice for animation #film contact me by directmessage I can do a brilliant voice
7:37 pm             thewritertype:             #scriptchat But my script was improved in the same way a heretic is improved by being burned at the stake
7:38 pm             brothersmcleod:             #scriptchat I'm not sure how much toing and froing there is across the big pond but...
7:38 pm             brothersmcleod:             #scriptchat I've certainly worked on kids TV shows that have UK and US writers... I think because the companies that run the shows...
7:39 pm             brothersmcleod:             #scriptchat are multinationals often and so look far afield!
7:39 pm             DreamsGrafter:             @momentsoffilm Hi Leilana ... we are ... (talking animation) ... :) #scriptchat
7:39 pm             LisaFromNYC:             Q: how closely do u work w/an animator or do they go mostly by ur written description? #scriptchat
7:39 pm             brothersmcleod:             #scriptchat Greg and I have also been approached by US companies to work on development although that's not actually come to fruition yet!
7:39 pm             keerdo:             Have you got the look/design of the animation in mind when writing the script?Or look comes later? Or is it differnt every time? #scriptchat
7:40 pm             brothersmcleod:             @thewritertype #scriptchat feeling your emotion!
7:41 pm             brothersmcleod:             @LisaFromNYC #scriptchat I've had varied experiences of working with animators... on our own shows...
7:41 pm             brothersmcleod:             #scriptchat ...we work very closely. And that's why I think of myself as a director on our own stuff as well as a writer... but...
7:41 pm             DreamsGrafter:             Good luck! RT @brothersmcleod #scriptchat Greg and I have also been approached by US companies to work on development ... !
7:42 pm             brothersmcleod:             #scriptchat ...on scripts for other prod cos... once I've written the script it's out of my hands and the end product can be quite different
7:42 pm             brothersmcleod:             #scriptchat ...to what you had in mind.
7:42 pm             MetaPhoenix:             Maybe too much "sacred feminine." RT @thewritertype #scriptchat But my script was improved in the same way a heretic is improved...burned...
7:42 pm             DreamsGrafter:             Omg, I have to say @brothersmcleod is handling #scriptchat like a pro! :)
7:42 pm             Pale_Jewel:             @DreamsGrafter @brothersmcleod #scriptchat I kind of do and in fact I now want the landscape as animation but the character live...
7:43 pm             brothersmcleod:             @keerdo look and design of an animation in mind when writing... #scriptchat
7:43 pm             brothersmcleod:             #scriptchat Wow I'm glad I learned to touch type btw...
7:43 pm             brothersmcleod:             #scriptchat sometimes it can hamper the creative process to think too much about what is and isn't possible...
7:43 pm             HayleyMckenzie1:             essential for scriptchat! RT @brothersmcleod: #scriptchat Wow I'm glad I learned to touch type btw...
7:43 pm             brothersmcleod:             #scriptchat ...or within budget!
7:44 pm             brothersmcleod:             #scriptchat ...and you just have to let the creative ideas flow. Eventually you have to do a redraft with budget, etc, in mind...
7:44 pm             brothersmcleod:             #scriptchat ...and that's when a chat with the animator (or brother!) can be really useful. Some of our animations like Sticks...
7:45 pm             brothersmcleod:             #scriptchat .... that's just come out on BBC Comedy online... required very particular thought processes to think...
7:45 pm             brothersmcleod:             #scriptchat How can I write for animated lolly pop (popsicle) sticks?!
7:46 pm             kingisafink:             Think big! RT @brothersmcleod let the creative ideas flow. Eventually do a redraft w/ budget, etc, in mind... #scriptchat
7:47 pm             brothersmcleod:             #scriptchat we call that first creative process The Ideas Room - which I think we stole off Disney
7:47 pm             brothersmcleod:             #scriptchat Ours isn't actually a room... but a state of mind. Wow that sounds pretentious when written down!
7:47 pm             Pale_Jewel:             @kingisafink #scriptchat that kind of what has just happened to me. :)
7:48 pm             DreamsGrafter:             @Pale_Jewel The reverse to Roger Rabbit ... so could be done! (@brothersmcleod) #scriptchat
7:49 pm             kingisafink:             @Pale_Jewel A fun discovery, right? We're hoping to give it another go. #scriptchat
7:49 pm             HayleyMckenzie1:             Sticks (@brothersmcleod BBC Comedy series) shows you how to tell a story in a minute or two. great discipline! #scriptchat
7:50 pm             brothersmcleod:             #scriptchat Anyone else have some animation questions?
7:50 pm             DreamsGrafter:             RT @brothersmcleod: This is our Sticks show btw http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/show/p006zglm #scriptchat
7:51 pm             DreamsGrafter:             RT @HayleyMckenzie1: Sticks (@brothersmcleod BBC Comedy series) shows you how to tell a story in a minute or two. great discipline! #scriptchat
7:51 pm             keerdo:             One Estonian animr Pärn -uses people as characters but action is surreal. I'll prbably watch his films with new eyes after this #scriptchat
7:51 pm             HayleyMckenzie1:             @brothersmcleod is there an animation idea you have but don't feel ready to tackle yet? #scriptchat
7:51 pm             sdarancette:             I can't imagine a good animation script with no action description. The ani directors need the direction on the page #scriptchat
7:51 pm             DreamsGrafter:             Just under 10 mins. to go on #scriptchat ... Talking about writing for animation. Most difficult area of filmmaking to get into.
7:52 pm             DreamsGrafter:             RT @brothersmcleod: #scriptchat Anyone else have some animation questions?
7:52 pm             sdarancette:             hey, I just got here. Had to run some errands but will scan and read what's been said. #scriptchat
7:52 pm             chained:             #scriptchat if u adapt a tv show you shouldn't murder it in a film Sorry but to be honest #themagicroundabout sucked
7:52 pm             brothersmcleod:             @MetaPhoenix #scriptchat Shows the importance of re-reading and re-drafting!
7:53 pm             thewritertype:             @chained #scriptchat Very gracious. I wouldn't entirely disagree.
7:53 pm             sdarancette:             I hate when I pitch a project for animation and the exec suggests, maybe that would be better as a live-action project #scriptchat
7:53 pm             brothersmcleod:             RT @DreamsGrafter: @brothersmcleod I have a question! Do you see the UK film industry embracing animation beyond Wallace and Grommit? #scriptchat
7:53 pm             jeannevb:             Lurking fr lake. AGREE! :) RT @DreamsGrafter: Omg, I have to say @brothersmcleod is handling #scriptchat like a pro! :)
7:53 pm             brothersmcleod:             I think there's only limited space in the UK for an animation industry #scriptchat
7:54 pm             brothersmcleod:             Mainly due to the cost of making it... and therefore a limited no. of companies of Aardman's size #scriptchat
7:54 pm             HayleyMckenzie1:             @sdarancette if it could be live action it probably should be. animation script should feel like it can only work in that form #scriptchat
7:54 pm             brothersmcleod:             #scriptchat That's why we try to keep things very small... and only expand our team when we get work in... we use freelancers...
7:54 pm             DreamsGrafter:             @chained I haven't seen Magic Roundabout but appreciate that the development process isn't straightforward. #scriptchat
7:55 pm             keerdo:             What about audience?Heard Wall-E and Up were targeted not at kids but at mums of 8yo kids. Any thoughts? Do u think of audience? #scriptchat
7:55 pm             Pale_Jewel:             @brothersmcleod #scriptchat how close to writing for games is animation? Do you think it's the same thinking process?
7:55 pm             sdarancette:             I know a well-established UK animation director who has gotten his biggest gigs in the US. #scriptchat
7:55 pm             brothersmcleod:             #scriptchat so I do think there is film industry beyond W&G but it is of course hard for anyone to notice what you're doing!
7:56 pm             filmutopia:             #scriptchat @brothersmcleod Nice scriptchat, you did brilliantly to compete with a fairly lackluster game of football
7:56 pm             brothersmcleod:             #scriptchat At the moment Greg and I are focussing much more on TV content, esp comedy, with the occassional short film.
7:56 pm             brothersmcleod:             #scriptchat I hate the word occassional ocassional occasional
7:58 pm             sdarancette:             @brothersmcleod I have a hard time spelling misspelled. Most of the time. #scriptchat
7:58 pm             brothersmcleod:             I think trying to think of AN AUDIENCE is befuddling. Trying to think of an individual person that you know... #scriptchat
7:58 pm             kingisafink:             RT @brothersmcleod we try to keep things very small... and only expand our team when we get work in... we use freelancers... #scriptchat
7:59 pm             brothersmcleod:             #scriptchat ...is much easier and more fun!
7:59 pm             kingisafink:             Great #scriptchat, @brothersmcleod. Thanks so much for sharing! All the best of luck to you!
7:59 pm             brothersmcleod:             @Pale_Jewel Games in animation... #scriptchat
7:59 pm             DreamsGrafter:             Wow, thanks so much Myles for a great #scriptchat ... Really enjoyed and appreciated you taking time out to answer our q's!
7:59 pm             brothersmcleod:             My experience so far of writing for games has been writing for spin offs of animated shows... #scriptchat
7:59 pm             thewritertype:             #scriptchat Do you know bolexbrothers in Bristol? Have project with them but still trying to get funding
8:00 pm             brothersmcleod:             SpongeBob, Tak, iCarly and omg Bratz #scriptchat
8:00 pm             MetaPhoenix:             Exec is taking easy way out. RT @sdarancette hate when I pitch a project for animation...exec suggests...better as live-action #scriptchat
8:00 pm             sdarancette:             TV animation writing in the USA is mostly determined by marketing depts. to sell toys and cereal. #scriptchat
8:00 pm             brothersmcleod:             So it was a very similar principle, except I wasn't writing action... but responding to the actions of the game #scriptchat
8:01 pm             brothersmcleod:             #scriptchat ...and trying to come up with funny one liners most of the time. It's a great way to improve your comedy...
8:01 pm             chained:             #scriptchat I'm not here to kick the #writer of #themagicroundabout the producers should be shot forwhat got released I recommend u watch it
8:01 pm             brothersmcleod:             #scriptchat SpongeBob game needed 4000 lines of dialogue and most of them needed to be funny!
8:01 pm             sdarancette:             @MetaPhoenix Yes, animation is expensive and they often try to find out how NOT to make it animated. #scriptchat
8:02 pm             kingisafink:             @jeannevb Glad you're having some fun. All #scriptchat + no sun = a very pale @jeannevb
8:02 pm             HayleyMckenzie1:             fab to see @brothersmcleod on #scriptchat and thanks again to @DreamsGrafter for doing brilliant job. x
8:02 pm             DreamsGrafter:             Wow! RT @brothersmcleod #scriptchat SpongeBob game needed 4000 lines of dialogue and most of them needed to be funny!
8:03 pm             kingisafink:             The @brothersmcleod on writing for a game: "trying to come up w/ funny one liners = a great way to improve your comedy..." #scriptchat
8:03 pm             john_hunter:             Ah, feck - missed #scriptchat for about the 1000th time in a row. Back to the transcript with me!
8:03 pm             kingisafink:             Amen! RT @HayleyMckenzie1 fab to see @brothersmcleod on #scriptchat and thanks again to @DreamsGrafter for doing brilliant job. x
8:03 pm             brothersmcleod:             @DreamsGrafter #scriptchat Thanks for you all for listening! Thank you for inviting me to ramble on about myself.
8:03 pm             HayleyMckenzie1:             @john_hunter we missed you! #scriptchat
8:03 pm             DreamsGrafter:             Thank you @HayleyMckenzie1 for introducing us to @brothersmcleod. :) #scriptchat
8:04 pm             DreamsGrafter:             @brothersmcleod Myles, you were brilliant ... thank you. You're more than welcome to ramble on #scriptchat anytime. ;)
8:05 pm             DreamsGrafter:             @brothersmcleod Really appreciate you sharing your experiences and knowledge with us. #scriptchat
8:05 pm             sdarancette:             videogame scripts are VERY long. Every bit of dialogue, every bg dialogue for a game that could run for HOURS is ion the page #scriptchat
8:06 pm             DreamsGrafter:             And really, check out @brothersmcleod's website: http://www.brothersmcleod.co.uk/ I LOVE their work! :)) #scriptchat
8:06 pm                filmutopia:                RT @DreamsGrafter: And really, check out @brothersmcleod's website: http://www.brothersmcleod.co.uk/  I LOVE their work! :)) #scriptchat
8:06 pm             HayleyMckenzie1:             RT @DreamsGrafter: And really, check out @brothersmcleod's website: http://www.brothersmcleod.co.uk/ I LOVE their work! :)) #scriptchat
8:06 pm             tylerweaver:             Beautiful! RT @DreamsGrafter: check out @brothersmcleod's website: http://www.brothersmcleod.co.uk/ I LOVE their work! :)) #scriptchat
8:06 pm             DreamsGrafter:             Thanks everyone for joining on Euro #scriptchat ... US #scriptchat continues discussion on writing for animation: free-for-all! :)
8:07 pm             DreamsGrafter:             @john_hunter Hey John ... :) #scriptchat
8:07 pm             keerdo:             Thank you, @brothersmcleod ! It's been a brilliant #scriptchat and a bit of an eye-opener for a non animation writer. :)
8:08 pm             Sofluid:             Fab website! RT @DreamsGrafter: And really, check out @brothersmcleod's website: http://www.brothersmcleod.co.uk/ #scriptchat
8:08 pm             MetaPhoenix:             Time to ride an animated giant eagle into the sunset. Bye for now! #scriptchat
8:13 pm             kingisafink:             @DreamsGrafter You were great today, Mina. What a fun chat! #scriptchat
8:14 pm             janetvaneeden:             @keerdo And have watched many animations with my kids over the years and they've become far more intelligent & funny. Love them! #scriptchat
8:16 pm             heatherataylor:             @sdarancette when doing VO for games you could never get the full script to read. It's all done by the seat of your pants #scriptchat
8:18 pm             thewritertype:             Thanks #scriptchat. - and @brothersmcleod: keep up great work
8:26 pm             momentsoffilm:             @DreamsGrafter Darn! I was just joining in and the phone rang! I'll catch up on the transcript! #scriptchat
8:35 pm             sdarancette:             MEANWHILE IN SOCCER CITY in SOUTH AFRICA: (SFX - CRICKETS) #scriptchat #fifa #worldcup #whenwillitend?
8:38 pm             DreamsGrafter:             @kingisafink Thanks for joining in lovelies! Always great to see you on #scriptchat. Glad you enjoyed. xo
8:39 pm             DreamsGrafter:             @john_hunter No need to apologise. I'm glad the transcripts are helping. Thought tonight it'd be gd to get a gaming writer on #scriptchat.
8:42 pm             DreamsGrafter:             And one last reminder that US #scriptchat will be continuing writing for animation discussion. Transcripts will be up tomorrow.


USA chat:

12:02 am             jeannevb:             it’s #Scriptchat O’CLOCK: ready or not… bring on the animation!  #scriptchat
12:01 am                covermyscript:                @jeannevb there are major fundamental differences in writing for animation versus live action. formatting esp and action text. #scriptchat
12:02 am             jeannevb:             if we have any writers who write for animation or have wisdom on how to break into that area, share ur stuff #scriptchat
12:02 am             jeannevb:             I"m drinking a double ;) RT @yeah_write: @jeannevb You and me both. #scriptchat
12:02 am             beingbrad:             straight, cheap fucking whiskey #scriptchat
12:03 am             jeannevb:             I lurked on EURO chat w guests @brothersmcleod. If ur interested in animation, u shld def read the transcript later #scriptchat
12:03 am             covermyscript:             my name is xandy and i'm an animation writer. i've been selling cereal to fat kids for five years now. #scriptchat
12:03 am             jeannevb:             my girl saw TOY STORY 3 last night and said it was amazing #scriptchat
12:04 am             yeah_write:             The structure is the same 4 both, but there is a lot more 2 consider regarding production. It's not like you can improvise later #scriptchat
12:04 am             jeannevb:             ha RT @covermyscript: my name is xandy and im an animation writer. ive been selling cereal to fat kids for five years now. #scriptchat
12:04 am             Timsn:             Any Max Fleischer fans here (Betty Boop, Popeye, etc)? He did morphing before anyone called it that #scriptchat
12:04 am             covermyscript:             70% RT @sluglineshorts: So a script for say Toy Story, would be different from the script for Jurassic Park? #scriptchat
12:04 am             GCGeek:             @covermyscript Hi Xandy! #scriptchat
12:04 am             beingbrad:             @covermyscript any examples? #scriptchat
12:05 am             PennyAsh:             @jeannevb Always wanted to be an animator :) #Scriptchat
12:05 am             jeannevb:             i wld think writing for it is wild. U can take liberties w chars actions not possible in live prod #scriptchat
12:05 am             covermyscript:             MAIN FORMATTING DIFFERENCES ARE THE CAPS. action words are CAPPED for EMPHASIS. #scriptchat
12:05 am             beingbrad:             I saw despicable me with the kids yesterday, found the outtakes from makingof.com funnier than the movie, but 4 the better #scriptchat
12:05 am             jeannevb:             perfect fit for u! ;) RT @PennyAsh: @jeannevb Always wanted to be an animator :) #scriptchat
12:05 am             yeah_write:             Hi, I'm Jamie. lol RT @UncompletedWork: /feels like AA/ "Hi Xandy" @covermyscript #scriptchat
12:05 am             covermyscript:             yes and no. @jeannevb #scriptchat
12:06 am             beingbrad:             @covermyscript just the first time you say SCREAMS or everytime? :) #scriptchat
12:06 am             sdarancette:             @jeannevb Heard nothing but good things about TOY STORY 3D. Will see it soon #scriptchat
12:06 am             covermyscript:             writing for animation you have more freedom, but you have artists and budgets constraints. so you have to write to that. #scriptchat
12:06 am             jeannevb:             was trying to add that RT her but it was 2 long... & I'm tired ha RT @UncompletedWork: /feels like AA/ "Hi Xandy" @covermyscript #scriptchat
12:06 am             zacsanford2:             I'll be honest, I know NOTHING about animation, so I'll sit back and let @covermyscript shine tonight. #scriptchat
12:06 am             beingbrad:             feels like animation is the place where originality rules and not a pre-existing property #scriptchat
12:06 am             PennyAsh:             @Timsn Popeye woot :) grew up on those cartoons #scriptchat
12:06 am             covermyscript:             every time. RT @beingbrad: just the first time you say SCREAMS or everytime? :) #scriptchat
12:06 am             yeah_write:             @covermyscript CAPS even in a spec script? Or just shooting script? #scriptchat
12:07 am             jeannevb:             same here RT @zacsanford2: Ill be honest, I know NOTHING about animation, so Ill sit back and let @covermyscript shine tonight. #scriptchat
12:07 am             covermyscript:             She RUNS to the GREEN ELEVATOR, where she waits, SFX: . #scriptchat
12:07 am             jeannevb:             @sdarancette it's in 3D? haha Not in our tiny theatre :) #scriptchat
12:08 am             jeannevb:             was that ur bday party? ;) RT @covermyscript: She RUNS to the GREEN ELEVATOR, where she waits, SFX: . #scriptchat
12:08 am             PennyAsh:             @jeannevb Yep, even looked into the Disney animator program. Sadly they axed it before I could go #scriptchat
12:08 am             GCGeek:             @covermyscript I assume 3D animation has budget implications. Or Pixar style vs. classic cartoon? #scriptchat
12:08 am             sdarancette:             @beingbrad Not quite. TV animation especially lives and dies by cereal and toy companies. #scriptchat
12:08 am             covermyscript:             <# you guys RT @jeannevb: same RT @zacsanford2: I know NOTHING about animation, so Ill sit back and let xandy shine tonight. #scriptchat
12:09 am             PennyAsh:             @covermyscript Any good animation scripts out there we can read? #scriptchat
12:09 am             sdarancette:             @jeannevb Yeah it's in 3D in fact every major animation release in theatres this summer is in 3D. #scriptchat
12:10 am             jeannevb:             psst @sdarancette is in the #scriptchat house too... throw some ??? at him and @covermyscript ... then fill their tequila glasses
12:10 am             covermyscript:             animator's 5 least favorite words? "a full scale riot ensues." the animators have to literally create every movements. #scriptchat
12:10 am             PennyAsh:             @jeannevb I know about old-school art but not the scripts so much #scriptchat
12:10 am             jeannevb:             @PennyAsh we'll read an animated script one month for Script Night #scriptchat
12:11 am             KageyNYC:             Ditto ;) RT @zacsanford2: I'll be honest, I know NOTHING about animation, so I'll sit back and let @covermyscript shine tonight. #scriptchat
12:11 am             covermyscript:             @PennyAsh anything by @Paul_Dini, he's an animation writing god. anything by alan burnett. dwayne mcduffie. they're current. #scriptchat
12:11 am             yeah_write:             RT @covermyscript: animators 5 least favorite words? "a full scale riot ensues." the animators have to literally create every... #scriptchat
12:11 am             UncompletedWork:             RE: Animation resources, check here http://bit.ly/cG1BZs to include the BATMAN animated series bible. #scriptchat
12:11 am             PennyAsh:             @GCGeek Old-school cel animation isn't really cost effective anymore #scriptchat
12:11 am             covermyscript:             the biggest difference is in the heavy handed way you tell a story in animation. #scriptchat
12:12 am             UncompletedWork:             RT @covermyscript: @PennyAsh anything by @Paul_Dini, he's an animation writing god. anything by alan burnett. dwayne mcduffie. they're current. #scriptchat
12:12 am             SWKaraoke:             RT @covermyscript: @PennyAsh anything by @Paul_Dini, he's an animation writing god. anything by alan burnett. dwayne mcduffie. they're current. #scriptchat
12:12 am             sdarancette:             RT @covermyscript: anything by @Paul_Dini, he's an animation writing god. anything by alan burnett. dwayne mcduffie. #scriptchat -AHEM!
12:12 am             covermyscript:             you have to really direct on the page and it goes against your better instincts to be so granular #scriptchat
12:12 am             jeannevb:             your #treefort is worthless when it comes to animation... thank tequila gods for @brothersmcleod, @covermyscript & @sdarancette #scriptchat
12:13 am             covermyscript:             but someone has to draw everything that you write. so you have to be clear. minutiae. #scriptchat
12:13 am             PennyAsh:             @jeannevb Cool, would love to read a Pixar or an old Disney #scriptchat
12:13 am             yeah_write:             I have Kung Fu Panda, but I haven't read it yet. #scriptchat
12:13 am             PennyAsh:             @covermyscript Thanks, I'll track them down #scriptchat
12:14 am             KageyNYC:             Cheers! *glug glug * RT @jeannevb thank tequila gods for @brothersmcleod @covermyscript @sdarancette #scriptchat #treefort
12:14 am             sdarancette:             RT @covermyscript: but someone has to draw everything that you write. so you have to be clear. minutiae. #scriptchat Drawn overseas too
12:14 am             UncompletedWork:             Sound is a different beast too. Right? @covermyscript #Scriptchat
12:14 am             yeah_write:             @covermyscript Q: Is the average script length longer or shorter than live...? #scriptchat
12:14 am             CDominiqueG:             hi #scriptchat
12:14 am             covermyscript:             being so hyper-granular in the wriitng will seem odd to you at first, because you're told to have so much white space on page. #scriptchat
12:15 am             jeannevb:             @PennyAsh we'll pick something rockin' :) #scriptchat
12:15 am             jeannevb:             @CDominiqueG *waves* come on in... we're talking writing for animation #scriptchat
12:15 am             sdarancette:             What you write on an average TV cartoon script is designed locally but then the art is sent overseas for "inbetweening" #scriptchat
12:15 am             AllInky:             3D is misery for those who have vision in just one eye... sigh. Sea-sick and headaches from blue-halo people. Awaiting DVDs. #scriptchat
12:15 am             covermyscript:             but you just have to learn to accept it as part of it. but with that comes the balance of getting in and getting out. #scriptchat
12:15 am             jeannevb:             @KageyNYC have rewrites to do... so can't drink as much as I need to in order to be an animation expert ha #scriptchat
12:15 am             PennyAsh:             @jeannevb Works for me :) #scriptchat
12:15 am             beingbrad:             @sdarancette what comes first? #scriptchat
12:16 am             GCGeek:             Makes sense. But I'm thinking web/TV series 2 RT @PennyAsh: @GCGeek Old-school cel animation isnt really cost effective anymore #scriptchat
12:16 am             covermyscript:             tv animation scripts are page length commensurate with live action. #scriptchat
12:16 am             jeannevb:             @sdarancette what's "inbetweening"? #scriptchat
12:16 am             AllInky:             @PennyAsh The script for Wall-e is fairly available. #scriptchat
12:16 am             Timsn:             Ok just saw Despicable Me. I'd like to see how they did the minions' dialogue LOL #scriptchat
12:16 am             beingbrad:             I wish my kids were in bed and sleeping right now. #scriptchat
12:16 am             sdarancette:             So unlike in your live-action, heavy handed action is almost encouraged. #scriptchat
12:16 am             GCGeek:             LOVED that series RT @UncompletedWork: RE: Animation resources check http://bit.ly/cG1BZs 2 include BATMAN animated series bible #scriptchat
12:17 am             CDominiqueG:             @jeannevb yay!!! did anyone tell you about someone stealing my fav parking spot? #scriptchat gonna write short about it
12:17 am             jeannevb:             give me names of some animation scripts u all wld love to read. I'll search them and put one on script night list #scriptchat
12:17 am             covermyscript:             yes. RT @UncompletedWork: Sound is a different beast too. Right? @covermyscript #Scriptchat
12:17 am             PennyAsh:             @jeannevb All the little drawings from one movement to the next. Tedious #scriptchat
12:17 am             KageyNYC:             I have no such restraints. RT @jeannevb: @KageyNYC have rewrites to do... so can't drink as much as I need ha #scriptchat
12:17 am             PennyAsh:             @AllInky Thanks, I'll see if I can find it #scriptchat
12:17 am             covermyscript:             i was a writers' asst on that!!! RT @GCGeek: LOVED that series http://bit.ly/cG1BZs 2 include BATMAN animated series bible #scriptchat
12:17 am             jeannevb:             @CDominiqueG cool! :) #scriptchat
12:17 am             sdarancette:             you need to spell out action for the Director in Burbank, the Voice Director in Canada and the artists here or in India or Korea #scriptchat
12:18 am             GCGeek:             @covermyscript Reason 894 why Xandy rocks. #scriptchat
12:19 am             sdarancette:             sound is a funny thing in animation scripts. You do have to indicate SFX. Even in sluglines sometimes. #scriptchat
12:19 am             covermyscript:             it's counter-intuitive but true. RT @sdarancette: So unlike in your live-action, heavy handed action is almost encouraged. #scriptchat
12:19 am             jeannevb:             @covermyscript i so loved Samurai Jack #scriptchat
12:19 am             covermyscript:             but important thing to note is that you have to keep in same page length. so while verbose action is encourage, brevity is king. #scriptchat
12:19 am             PennyAsh:             @jeannevb Snow White, any old Disney, Monsters Inc #scriptchat
12:19 am             UncompletedWork:             RT @GCGeek: @covermyscript Reason 894 why Xandy rocks. #scriptchat [Can you send me the full list? I'm missing 134 through 257]
12:19 am             jeannevb:             *jots down* psst @kageynyc #scriptnight RT @covermyscript: @jeannevb anything by brad bird. hes a genius. #scriptchat
12:20 am             XanxiuZ:             Good times. RT @covermyscript: my name is xandy, i'm an animation writer. i've been selling cereal to fat kids for 5 years now. #scriptchat
12:20 am             sdarancette:             @jeannevb "Inbetweening" is an artist term. They fill in the motion for characters. #scriptchat
12:20 am             yeah_write:             @covermyscript Is it difficult for you to switch between the two types of writing? #scriptchat
12:20 am             craigary:             Sorry to interrupt #scriptchat but anyone read Richard Walter's new ed. of his book? I'll be interviewing him this month. Suggest Q's!
12:20 am             GCGeek:             Yay. Another unpaid assignment. RT @UncompletedWork: @GCGeek: @covermyscript Can you send the full list? missing 134 through 257 #scriptchat
12:20 am             covermyscript:             while i was on http://imdb.to/WAjz5 osmosis jones, they were next door. RT @jeannevb: @covermyscript i so loved Samurai Jack #scriptchat
12:21 am             sdarancette:             Inbetweening is drawing the steps for instance of a hand moving up or down. Labor intensive. So often sent overseas. #scriptchat
12:21 am             jmiewald:             What about shows like Flapjack that mixes animation with claymation at times? Would you state when styles change? #scriptchat
12:21 am             AudryT:             Is tonight's topic animation scripts? My hubby's done a few of those. :D #scriptchat
12:21 am             UncompletedWork:             @GCGeek happens to the best of us :-) #scriptchat
12:21 am             covermyscript:             does anyone have any specific questions? #scriptchat
12:21 am             Timsn:             Are graphic novels scripted in the classic sense? #scriptchat
12:21 am             AllInky:             I think you'll find Wall-e at http://ow.ly/29WNf I'd like Princess and the Frog because is has those psychedelic moments. #scriptchat
12:22 am             covermyscript:             so hard! granular to scant is hard but mandatory. RT @yeah_write: Is it difficult to switch between the two types of writing? #scriptchat
12:22 am             yeah_write:             @covermyscript What is the market like for animated films? #scriptchat
12:22 am             jeannevb:             I'm inbetween drinks ;) RT @sdarancette: @jeannevb "Inbetweening" is an artist term. They fill in the motion for characters. #scriptchat
12:22 am             UncompletedWork:             Could you explain what the Story Editor on an animation show does? #Scriptchat
12:23 am             covermyscript:             @jmiewald it depends. 2 kinds of shows. storyboarded shows and scripted. #scriptchat
12:23 am             jeannevb:             good quest RT @UncompletedWork: Could you explain what the Story Editor on an animation show does? #scriptchat
12:24 am             covermyscript:             there's 5 guys writing everything. in tv at least. features, 2. RT @yeah_write: What is the market like for animated films? #scriptchat
12:24 am             sdarancette:             The feature animated film takes literally, no kidding here, average of 5-6 years to reach the screen for many factors... #scriptchat
12:24 am             covermyscript:             yes. RT @UncompletedWork: Could you explain what the Story Editor on an animation show does? #Scriptchat
12:24 am             zacsanford2:             @Timsn If you want to see examples of comic book/graphic novel scripts, check out Comic Script Archive http://tinyurl.com/6frwns #scriptchat
12:24 am             AudryT:             @Timsn Graphic novels are written differently than animations scripts, but yes, they are scripts rather than being prose. #scriptchat
12:24 am             covermyscript:             an animation story editor oversees the integrity of the overall series, while tending to each episode individually. #scriptchat
12:24 am             yeah_write:             @covermyscript So you'd have to be outstanding to get looked at in the animation area. #scriptchat
12:25 am             sdarancette:             RT @UncompletedWork: explain what the Story Editor on an animation show does? Story editor takes pitches for freelancers #scriptchat
12:25 am             AudryT:             @UncompletedWork Story Editor = God. At least, until the overseas animators get their hands on it. #scriptchat
12:25 am             BobCornero:             Anyone know where I can grab the script for Zach Snyder's Sucker Punch? #scriptchat
12:25 am             beingbrad:             is there a such thing as live action animation? who framed roger rabbit? #scriptchat
12:25 am             ozzywood:             Hi Guys! I'm struggling with slow internet today. Perk of being with AU's oldest internet provider... #scriptchat
12:26 am             covermyscript:             animation story editor's job to take all these different stories and make a coheasive whole, while each is it's own work. #scriptchat
12:26 am             GCGeek:             Are there crossover television genres of drama/animated CGI like V, Sanctuary that follow animation rules? #scriptchat
12:26 am             jeannevb:             @BobCornero did u check the links on our blog www.scriptchat.com ? #scriptchat
12:26 am             sdarancette:             The story editors, literally edit the story. They tell the writer what works, what doesn't then decides if it ready for script #scriptchat
12:26 am             covermyscript:             or lucky, or both. right time, right place @yeah_write: So you'd have to be outstanding to get looked at in the animation area. #scriptchat
12:26 am             AudryT:             @covermyscript They also sometimes end up rewriting entire scripts, Story Editors do. #scriptchat
12:27 am             yeah_write:             @covermyscript How did you get started in writing animation? #scriptchat
12:27 am             jmiewald:             Just a comment - I'd say independent animated films have a definite advantage over other indie films. Everyone loves a cartoon. #scriptchat
12:27 am             zacsanford2:             @BobCornero Scripts to films yet to be released are harder to find online, but sometimes you may get lucky searching around. #scriptchat
12:27 am             sdarancette:             The story editors also supervise the creative direction of the show w/ producers and network #scriptchat. Much the same in live-action
12:27 am             DoubleNW:             #ScriptChat How hard is it 4 an animated writer 2 have their works read?? Do they have 2 draw everything out??
12:27 am             jeannevb:             @ozzywood just listened to ur interview w @thatwritingchic http://bit.ly/cPEn4u Awesome! :) #scriptchat
12:27 am             yeah_write:             Nothing to do with topic, but my dog is snoring so loud it's distracting. #scriptchat
12:27 am             covermyscript:             i was a writer's asst. on batman at WB. RT @yeah_write: @covermyscript How did you get started in writing animation? #scriptchat
12:28 am             ozzywood:             Thank you!! RT @jeannevb: @ozzywood just listened to ur interview w @thatwritingchic http://bit.ly/cPEn4u Awesome! :) #scriptchat
12:28 am             covermyscript:             yup. mine haven't thankfully. but yes. RT @AudryT: They also sometimes end up rewriting entire scripts, Story Editors do. #scriptchat
12:28 am             ozzywood:             Sleep apnea? RT @yeah_write: Nothing to do with topic, but my dog is snoring so loud its distracting. #scriptchat
12:28 am             zacsanford2:             @jmiewald Meh, some big flops are indie animated films like Delgo. What, you haven't heard of it?!?! $40MM budget, 512k BoxOff. #scriptchat
12:28 am             jeannevb:             I love Batman... the Justice League... any man bold enough to wear tights #scriptchat
12:28 am             yeah_write:             RT @covermyscript: i was a writers asst. on batman at WB. RT @yeah_write: @covermyscript How did you get started in animation? #scriptchat
12:29 am             sdarancette:             @zacsanford2 It's fun to fine unreleased in production script with watermarks. To see who got fired #scriptchat
12:29 am             AudryT:             @DoubleNW The writer is a writer, not an artist. They never do the artwork. #scriptchat
12:29 am             mdkprod:             RT @jeannevb: I love Batman... the Justice League... any man bold enough to wear tights #scriptchat
12:29 am             PennyAsh:             @beingbrad It's a special effect, actors act to a marker for the animated character #scriptchat
12:29 am             beingbrad:             eurochat had some good deets #scriptchat
12:29 am             yeah_write:             @ozzywood She sleeps like the dead. A steak with legs wouldn't wake her. lol #scriptchat
12:29 am             covermyscript:             i was @b0bg00dman's writer's asst. on his series the zeta project. http://imdb.to/d3q1qu #scriptchat
12:30 am             jeannevb:             @mdkprod shld have known you'd pick up on the hottiw teght tweet :) haha #scriptchat
12:30 am             zacsanford2:             @sdarancette I have soooo many scripts with watermarks, but those are for my eyes only from my tracking groups. #scriptchat
12:30 am             sdarancette:             Some storyeditors might end up hating on your script and rewrite it himself. You still get the credit but they do the work... #scriptchat
12:30 am             BurlyQEinstein:             RT: @jeannevb: I love Batman... the Justice League... any man bold enough to wear tights #scriptchat
12:30 am             covermyscript:             you all remember @b0bg00dman from #scriptchat 's ago. he was an animation writer and animated series creator / showrunner.
12:30 am             jeannevb:             <3 pie-baking Bob :) RT @covermyscript: i was @b0bg00dmans writers asst. on his series the zeta project. http://imdb.to/d3q1qu #scriptchat
12:30 am             sdarancette:             then they don't hire you again... #scriptchat
12:30 am             UncompletedWork:             .@yeah_write check out this article "Getting Started in Screenwriting W/ Xandy" http://bit.ly/5fhf7e from @queryfreewriter #scriptchat
12:31 am             jeannevb:             @BurlyQEinstein *smooch* #scriptchat
12:31 am             UncompletedWork:             RT @covermyscript: i was @b0bg00dman's writer's asst. on his series the zeta project. http://imdb.to/d3q1qu #scriptchat
12:31 am             jeannevb:             @covermyscript I tweeted @b0bg00dman but he was busy tonight. He sends his warm pie for dessert #scriptchat
12:31 am             UncompletedWork:             RT @covermyscript: you all remember @b0bg00dman from #scriptchat 's ago. he was an animation writer and animated series creator / showrunner.
12:31 am             AudryT:             @sdarancette There are a lot of writers who don't know how to write something that can actually be animated. #scriptchat
12:31 am             covermyscript:             RT @jeannevb: <3 pie-baking Bob :) RT @covermyscript: i was @b0bg00dmans writers asst. on zeta project. http://imdb.to/d3q1qu #scriptchat
12:32 am             zacsanford2:             @covermyscript Since being a writer's assistant is a good way to break in, how did you land that job? #scriptchat
12:32 am             yeah_write:             RT @UncompletedWork: .@yeah_write check out "Getting Started Screenwriting W/ Xandy" http://bit.ly/5fhf7e via @queryfreewriter #scriptchat
12:32 am             ozzywood:             Any idea where to find older Pixar scripts? #scriptchat
12:32 am             covermyscript:             wanna hear about the time i saw bugs bunny and daffy duck get it on? #scriptchat
12:32 am             KageyNYC:             mmmm pie RT @jeannevb <3 pie-baking Bob RT @covermyscript: i was @b0bg00dmans writers asst on zeta project http://imdb.to/d3q1qu #scriptchat
12:32 am             jeannevb:             what I was hoping u'd say :) #linkintranscriptnow RT @ozzywood: What can I say other than http://bit.ly/bvjOo6? Genius TS3 #scriptchat
12:32 am             yeah_write:             Good ? RT @zacsanford2: @covermyscript Since being a writers assistant is a good way to break in, how did you land that job? #scriptchat
12:33 am             covermyscript:             or how about the time mr. hannah hit on me in an elevator everymorning for a year until he died. #missyoumrhannah #scriptchat
12:33 am             AudryT:             @zacsanford2 Start by being young and able to live off of ramen. #scriptchat
12:33 am             covermyscript:             i was a temp. RT @zacsanford2: Since being a writer's assistant is a good way to break in, how did you land that job? #scriptchat
12:33 am             yeah_write:             YES! RT @covermyscript: wanna hear about the time i saw bugs bunny and daffy duck get it on? #scriptchat
12:33 am             sdarancette:             RT @zacsanford2: I have sooo many scripts with watermarks, but those are for my eyes only. #scriptchat don't throw them in dumpster in alley
12:33 am             PennyAsh:             ROFL absolutely RT @jeannevb: I love Batman... the Justice League... any man bold enough to wear tights #scriptchat
12:33 am             zacsanford2:             @ozzywood I believe @mypdfscripts or @scriptcollector have some older Pixar scripts on their sites. #scriptchat
12:34 am             jtabergas:             hi guys, just checked in, whats the topic tonight? #scriptchat
12:34 am             covermyscript:             @zacsanford2 i could type 90wpm and i had just gotten fired from universal. so it seemed like a good time to move on. it was. #scriptchat
12:34 am             jeannevb:             Maybe after I'm drunk RT @yeah_write: YES! RT @covermyscript: wanna hear about time i saw bugs bunny and daffy duck get it on? #scriptchat
12:34 am             zacsanford2:             @AudryT :) I already did that route. $500 a week with $1k rent makes it tough to get by. Survived and now an indie VP of Dev. #scriptchat
12:34 am             Timsn:             @jtabergas Animation #scriptchat
12:34 am             covermyscript:             i loved being a writer's asst. it was the best job... well next to being a writer that is. #scriptchat
12:34 am             ozzywood:             With more bandwidth I'd upload my last short film, which people say Wall-E was stolen from. Both completed around same time. #scriptchat
12:34 am             AudryT:             Nevermind reading scripts off the internet; can you see thru the camera's eye? Do you understand the basics of animation? #scriptchat
12:34 am             writeononline:             Hi #scriptchat OT but could use some more peeps to take my writers survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VTRCDP3 Please & TY
12:34 am             jeannevb:             @jtabergas writing for animation #scriptchat
12:35 am             covermyscript:             as a writer's asst. you really get to see the mechanations that go into churning out a weekly series. #scriptchat
12:35 am             PennyAsh:             @beingbrad LOL all added later :) #scriptchat
12:35 am             jeannevb:             link? RT @ozzywood: With more bandwidth Id upload my last short film, which people say Wall-E was stolen from. #scriptchat
12:35 am             jtabergas:             i really want to learn to write for animation since i really want to write for kids and kids-at-heart i guess . #scriptchat
12:36 am             DoubleNW:             @AudryT Ok, they're just like regular screen-writers but their stories will b turned n2 cartoons - I c. #scriptchat
12:36 am             ozzywood:             Tomorrow! RT @jeannevb: link? RT With more bandwidth Id upload my last short film, which people say Wall-E was stolen from. #scriptchat
12:36 am             XanxiuZ:             Do you really have to ask? RT @covermyscript: wanna hear about the time i saw bugs bunny and daffy duck get it on? #scriptchat
12:36 am             jeannevb:             @jtabergas u shld read EURO transcript too when I post them later. Had guests @brothersmcleod. Great chat! #scriptchat
12:37 am             ozzywood:             "set in a Wall-E universe but conceptualized before Pixar, was tender and beautiful and hugely impressive." http://bit.ly/cvSQwf #scriptchat
12:37 am             jeannevb:             @ozzywood thank you! ;) #scriptchat
12:37 am             sdarancette:             @AudryT You have to start imagining a story as a cartoon. Design in your head. I can't draw but in my imagination I can. #scriptchat
12:37 am             GCGeek:             Hear? Yes. See...No. RT @covermyscript: wanna hear about the time i saw bugs bunny and daffy duck get it on? #scriptchat
12:38 am             jeannevb:             you should see the cartoon playing in my head right now *hiccup* #scriptchat
12:38 am             covermyscript:             best one was with @sdarancette . we had a cranky dump truck character on a preschool show say "i can't swallow that whole load." #scriptchat
12:38 am             jtabergas:             @jeannevb oooh, i will! can't wait to read that chat. #scriptchat
12:38 am             sdarancette:             most cartoons I've written I've seen in my head before I write. It's just the matter of typing it down. #scriptchat
12:38 am             ozzywood:             I love Brad Bird's commentary on The Incredibles, dealing with specifics of animation. #scriptchat
12:39 am             UncompletedWork:             @AudryT Unless my google sleuthing sucks, you've worked on localizations of anime scripts/manga? #scriptchat
12:39 am             jeannevb:             umm cartoon porn? RT @covermyscript: with @sdarancette had cranky dump truck char on show say "i cant swallow that whole load." #scriptchat
12:39 am             GCGeek:             Q: Are you limited to G/PG with animated screenplays? But with TV animated series maybe a little more adult freedom in ratings? #scriptchat
12:39 am             sdarancette:             RT @jeannevb: you should see the cartoon playing in my head right now *hiccup* #scriptchat - Does it star Pink Elephants?
12:39 am             beingbrad:             brad bird is the king of the genre #scriptchat
12:39 am             AudryT:             @sdarancette My husband works it all out in his head first, then usually writes a script in one draft. It blows my mind. #scriptchat
12:39 am             beingbrad:             @beingbrad i love that man #scriptchat
12:40 am             covermyscript:             everything i write is like that. RT @sdarancette: most cartoons seen in my head before I write. just typing it down. #scriptchat
12:40 am             sdarancette:             RT @ozzywood: I love Brad Bird's commentary on The Incredibles, dealing with specifics of animation. #scriptchat B. Bird's done TV too.
12:40 am             jtabergas:             Whoa. Seriously?RT @AudryT: @sdarancette My husband works it all out in his head first, then usually writes a script in 1 draft #scriptchat
12:40 am             ozzywood:             Brad Bird: "it is not a genre, it is an art form that can do ANY genre." #scriptchat
12:41 am             UncompletedWork:             RT @AudryT: My knowledge of animation scripts comes from 13 yrs w/my husband, who wrote TMNT, TRANSFORMERS, BATMAN, #scriptchat
12:41 am             PennyAsh:             @GCGeek Fritz the Cat. Ralph Bakshi, rated X I believe when it came out. Also Wizards, rated R. #scriptchat
12:41 am             dwacon:             Sorry I'm late #scriptchat
12:42 am             UncompletedWork:             I bet @covermyscript knows him. (@AudryT) #scriptchat
12:42 am             sdarancette:             #beingbrad has worked on THE SIMPSONS even #scriptchat
12:42 am             covermyscript:             @ozzywood @beingbrad he really mastered & reinvented the genre. he made a live action movie, that just happened to be animated. #scriptchat
12:42 am             jeannevb:             @sdarancette i think my elephants are green... too many limes ;) #scriptchat
12:42 am             PennyAsh:             Exactly RT @ozzywood: Brad Bird: "it is not a genre, it is an art form that can do ANY genre." #scriptchat
12:42 am             yobyh:             RT @PennyAsh: ROFL absolutely RT @jeannevb: I love Batman... the Justice League... any man bold enough to wear tights #scriptchat
12:42 am             covermyscript:             oh, who's your husband? RT @UncompletedWork: I bet @covermyscript knows him. (@AudryT) #scriptchat
12:43 am             ozzywood:             The 1 think I would change if I re-lived my life: See The Incredibles IN THE CINEMA. #scriptchat
12:43 am             DoubleNW:             @AudryT I believe that. #scriptchat
12:43 am             AllInky:             Q: Animation often has "sub-text" for adults. Is that to increase audience? Make interesting to the parents? #scriptchat
12:43 am             sdarancette:             @covermyscript yes, instead talk about how Nosey likes to drill and drill hard #scriptchat
12:43 am             beingbrad:             RT @ozzywood: The 1 think I would change if I re-lived my life: See The Incredibles IN THE CINEMA. #scriptchat
12:43 am             covermyscript:             TOTALLY! RT @ozzywood: The 1 think I would change if I re-lived my life: See The Incredibles IN THE CINEMA. #scriptchat
12:43 am             AudryT:             @covermyscript He's @DavidWiseSF. #scriptchat
12:43 am             jeannevb:             btw, it was @covermyscript's BIRTHDAY this week! WOOT! *tosses cartoon confetti* #scriptchat
12:44 am             covermyscript:             HAHA! i forgot that one! lol RT @sdarancette: @covermyscript yes, instead talk about how Nosey likes to drill and drill hard #scriptchat
12:44 am             beingbrad:             @ozzywood honestly, that movie is in my top 3, and I'm not sure what the other 2 are. it's such a perfect movie. #scriptchat
12:44 am             GCGeek:             I remember. I mean 4 today :). RT @PennyAsh: @GCGeek Fritz the Cat. Ralph Bakshi, rated X when it came out. & Wizards, rated R #scriptchat
12:45 am             jbonnell:             sorry I'm late (or am I early)? #scriptchat
12:45 am             jeannevb:             @ozzywood it was great in the theatre. When my kids were little, great excuse to see them there ;) #scriptchat
12:45 am             ozzywood:             @beingbrad Last week I did a breakdown of The Iron Giant. Unfathomable beauty. Another one for your Top 3? #scriptchat
12:45 am             covermyscript:             @AudryT hmmm, i dunno if i know him. i'm in WGA, is he in caucus? #scriptchat
12:45 am             jeannevb:             @jbonnell 45 min in... talking animation. Hop on the big cartoon hayride #scriptchat
12:46 am             beingbrad:             Obviously! "Bird co-wrote the screenplay for the live-action film *batteries not included." #scriptchat
12:46 am             covermyscript:             aww!!! smooches. RT @jeannevb: btw, it was @covermyscript's BIRTHDAY this week! WOOT! *tosses cartoon confetti* #scriptchat
12:46 am             ozzywood:             Excuse me? Who needs excuses?? RT @jeannevb When my kids were little, great excuse to see them there ;) #scriptchat
12:46 am             jeannevb:             and he's not here... WHY? ;) RT @AudryT: @covermyscript Hes @DavidWiseSF. #scriptchat
12:46 am             UncompletedWork:             RT @AudryT: @covermyscript He's @DavidWiseSF. [I'm sure he'll get some followers from this evening :-) #scriptchat]
12:46 am             covermyscript:             i worked on that too!!! RT @ozzywood: @beingbrad Last week I did a breakdown of The Iron Giant. Unfathomable beauty. #scriptchat
12:46 am             UncompletedWork:             RT @covermyscript: aww!!! smooches. RT @jeannevb: btw, it was @covermyscript's BIRTHDAY this week! WOOT! *tosses cartoon confetti* #scriptchat
12:47 am             beingbrad:             @ozzywood yah, that movie is so great. my kids love it. scary, dangerous and with a tempestuous heart #scriptchat
12:47 am             yeah_write:             @covermyscript I celebrated with a drink for you. Okay, I'm not drinking this summer, but the thought was there. #scriptchat
12:47 am             UncompletedWork:             Yes the week long, Valhalla-like party is winding to a close #xandy24hourpbirthdaypartyboat #scriptchat
12:47 am             GCGeek:             @PennyAsh I also remember that crazy animation over live action Lord of the Rings attempt by Bakshi! #scriptchat
12:47 am             ozzywood:             You are now officially my hero! RT @covermyscript: i worked on that too!!! #scriptchat
12:47 am             covermyscript:             lol. cute! RT @yeah_write: I celebrated with a drink for you. Okay, I'm not drinking this summer, but the thought was there. #scriptchat
12:47 am             jbonnell:             #1 still has to be Up! As it scored on the emotions unlike any animation I've seen #scriptchat
12:48 am             covermyscript:             22. RT @sdarancette: it was your birthday? How old are you in cartoon years? #scriptchat
12:48 am             StopMotionWorld:             RT @jmiewald-What about shows like Flapjack that mixes animation with claymation at times? Would you state when styles change? #scriptchat
12:48 am             jeannevb:             @ozzywood there's only 1 theatre w/in 30 miles of me... :( #scriptchat
12:48 am             AudryT:             @covermyscript WGA. IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0936335/ He's been running a publishing company, so no recent scripts. #scriptchat
12:48 am             beingbrad:             does high cg equate to animate? transformers? batteries not included (i fucking LOVE that movie) #scriptchat
12:48 am             covermyscript:             was such an exciting time at WB Animation. RT @ozzywood: You are now officially my hero! #scriptchat
12:49 am             ozzywood:             Okay. Still... For Pixar I'd travel interstate. RT @jeannevb: @ozzywood theres only 1 theatre w/in 30 miles of me... :( #scriptchat
12:49 am             covermyscript:             sorry! #scriptchat
12:49 am             GCGeek:             @covermyscript Q: Would u consider heavy CGI shows like Sanctuary, V, ... TV Sci-Fi drama, animation or hybrid scripting? #scriptchat
12:49 am             yeah_write:             @covermyscript I'm training for a half marathon in October, so the strongest thing I'm drinking is Gatorade. #scriptchat
12:49 am             AllInky:             FINDING NEMO still scores for me. #scriptchat
12:49 am             sdarancette:             And this weekend another animated 3D extravaganza won the wknd B.O. DESPICABLE ME. I was surprised. #scriptchat
12:49 am             JSterlingS:             @jeannevb The teenager in me must ask, animated or just stills? #scriptchat
12:50 am             jeannevb:             @ozzywood but TOY STORY 3 is at the one local theatre right now! I'm so seeing it this week :) #scriptchat
12:50 am             jbonnell:             sitting in The Galley with my copolla pinot g waiting on dinner scriptchatn on my phone #scriptchat
12:50 am             covermyscript:             there's 2 types of series, storyboarded & scripted. storyboarded are just that, all drawn & "written" by the artists with pics. #scriptchat
12:50 am             ozzywood:             Too bad the Marketing Dept. didn't get it. What a waste of a gem! RT @covermyscript: was such an exciting time at WB Animation. #scriptchat
12:50 am             AudryT:             @jeannevb @DoubleNW You don't want to know about the cartoon porn that's out there. #scriptchat
12:51 am             AllInky:             When I lived in Labrador, we had one screen - I was ripping when TITANIC took over for three weeks! #scriptchat
12:51 am             AudryT:             @jtabergas He says working it out before you write the script is the only way to get a script done in 24 hours. #scriptchat #tightdeadlines
12:51 am             jeannevb:             @JSterlingS animated... wild. Search it :) #scriptchat
12:51 am             PennyAsh:             @GCGeek I'd say they can be rated anything you want. Lots of adult anime out there #scriptchat
12:51 am             beingbrad:             UGLY AMERICANS anyone? very funny. very original. #scriptchat
12:51 am             ozzywood:             Lucky you for discovering it still! RT @jeannevb TOY STORY 3 is at the one local theatre right now! Im so seeing it this week :) #scriptchat
12:51 am             sdarancette:             @GCGeek good question about CGI. I would say that SFX movies aren't animation writing, classically but... #scriptchat
12:52 am             jtabergas:             Nice. Thanks! RT @AudryT: He says working it out before you write the script is the only way to get a script done in 24 hours. #scriptchat
12:52 am             beingbrad:             btw, I'm supposed to be putting my kids to bed #scriptchat
12:52 am             covermyscript:             the best creative time, worst management time. RT @ozzywood: Too bad the Marketing Dept. didn't get it. What a waste of a gem! #scriptchat
12:52 am             sdarancette:             If you look at the new shitty STAR WARS or SPEED RACER movies or MATRCES, they seem 50/50 live action and CGI animation. #scriptchat
12:52 am             zacsanford2:             @AudryT If you login using http://tweetchat.com/room/scriptchat it will automatically put in the hashtag for you. #scriptchat
12:52 am             dwacon:             Did an animation script a while back -- went to a European animation studio -- they said adult animation doesn't sell. #scriptchat
12:52 am             ozzywood:             RT @AudryT: @jtabergas working it out before you write the script is the only way to get a script done in 24 hours. #scriptchat
12:53 am             covermyscript:             @yeah_write good girl! keep up the good work. you never stop moving. sheesh. i feel lazy next to you. xox #scriptchat
12:53 am             covermyscript:             @GCGeek anything that's live action, heavy CGI or no, is live action. not animation. #scriptchat
12:53 am             yeah_write:             Slacker dad. lol RT @beingbrad: btw, Im supposed to be putting my kids to bed #scriptchat
12:53 am             GCGeek:             @sdarancette Thanks! I think I'll read some heavy CGI and some 100% animation scripts to learn more. #scriptchat
12:54 am             jbonnell:             anyone in LA want to get together this week? #scriptchat
12:54 am             jbonnell:             @PennyAsh travels in the adult anime circles... ;) #scriptchat
12:54 am             ozzywood:             Early in my learning process I produced this: http://bit.ly/bAQ8Q9 Part live action, part animated. #scriptchat
12:54 am             GCGeek:             Makes sense. Thx :) RT @covermyscript: @GCGeek anything thats live action, heavy CGI or no, is live action. not animation. #scriptchat
12:54 am             ozzywood:             RT @covermyscript: @GCGeek anything thats live action, heavy CGI or no, is live action. not animation. #scriptchat
12:54 am             yeah_write:             @covermyscript Thank you Xandy for the animation information tonight. I will read the few scripts I have to see the differences. #scriptchat
12:54 am             covermyscript:             @AudryT does he know alan burnett? #scriptchat
12:54 am             zacsanford2:             @jbonnell I'm going to try and meet up with you and @lifesizeLD on Tuesday. #scriptchat
12:54 am             jeannevb:             RT @ozzywood: Early in my learning process I produced this: http://bit.ly/bAQ8Q9 Part live action, part animated. #scriptchat
12:55 am             PennyAsh:             @jbonnell And writes erotica so it's research :) #scriptchat
12:55 am             DoubleNW:             @AudryT :) U r def right about that!! #scriptchat
12:55 am             covermyscript:             <3 you guys. anytime. RT @yeah_write: Thank you Xandy for the animation information tonight. #scriptchat
12:55 am             SWKaraoke:             @jbonnell #ScreenwriterKaraoke is after comicon http://www.screenwriterkaraoke.com #scriptchat
12:55 am             AllInky:             HOW TO TRAIN... is animation; DRAGONHEART, despite CGI, is live-action, yes? #scriptchat
12:55 am             jbonnell:             @zacsanford2 now everyones gona want come.. COOL! ;) #scriptchat
12:55 am             yeah_write:             I think I'll wait until I have the live action feature film script down to a science before I think of trying animation. #scriptchat
12:55 am             jeannevb:             *smooch* RT @covermyscript: <3 you guys. anytime. RT @yeah_write: Thank you Xandy for the animation information tonight. #scriptchat
12:56 am             GCGeek:             @PennyAsh A huge regret in college: dropping Stan Vanderbeek's Animation class. He wanted 800 hand-drawn frames in 1st week. #scriptchat
12:56 am             UncompletedWork:             She rocks! :-) RT @covermyscript: <3 you guys. anytime. RT @yeah_write: Thank you Xandy for the animation information tonight. #scriptchat
12:56 am             AudryT:             @covermyscript Heck yeah. I take it you know Alan, too? #smallword #scriptchat
12:56 am             writeononline:             RT @SWKaraoke: @jbonnell #ScreenwriterKaraoke is after comicon http://www.screenwriterkaraoke.com #scriptchat
12:57 am             covermyscript:             and if anyone has any more questions about animation writing please, @ reply me or email. #scriptchat
12:57 am             sdarancette:             @AllInky Quick answer: YES #scriptchat
12:57 am             ozzywood:             BTW: Thx so much for pimping!! RT @jeannevb: thestorydepartment.net for @ozzywood's online workshop CLICK the BOTTOM LEFT #scriptchat
12:57 am             jeannevb:             just a couple more minutes to get ur cartoon talk on... any more thoughts? #scriptchat
12:58 am             ozzywood:             @jeannevb only just noticed the tweet! Guess who's just earned herself a free spot... #scriptchat
12:58 am             UncompletedWork:             RT @writeononline: RT @SWKaraoke: @jbonnell #ScreenwriterKaraoke is after comicon http://www.screenwriterkaraoke.com #scriptchat
12:58 am             covermyscript:             he's my mentor! i <3 him. RT @AudryT: Heck yeah. I take it you know Alan, too? #smallword #scriptchat
12:58 am             zacsanford2:             Sorry I wasn't talkative this week. I let the pros answer the questions. Thanks @covermyscript @sdarancette @AudryT #scriptchat
12:58 am             writeononline:             Write On! Summer challenge deadline is 8/31. Write a fictional How I Spent My Summer Vacay: http://bit.ly/9pWy1B #scriptchat
12:58 am             jeannevb:             *click* RT @ozzywood: Thx much for pimping! RT @jeannevb: thestorydepartment.net for @ozzywoods online wrkshp CLICK BOTTOM LEFT #scriptchat
12:58 am             GCGeek:             @covermyscript @sdarancette @PennyAsh Thanks for answering all my questions! And great info! #scriptchat
12:58 am             yeah_write:             Great info at #scriptchat tonight. Now I'm off to do some of my own writing. And it won't be animation. lol
12:58 am             jeannevb:             @ozzywood WOOHOOO! :) #scriptchat
12:59 am             zacsanford2:             Plus I'm still a little light headed from donating blood 2 hours ago. #scriptchat
12:59 am             UncompletedWork:             RT @covermyscript: he's my mentor! i <3 him. RT @AudryT: Heck yeah. I take it you know Alan, too? #smallword #scriptchat
12:59 am             covermyscript:             you're the pro-est pro in biz. RT @zacsanford2: I let the pros answer the questions. Thanks @covermyscript @sdarancette @AudryT #scriptchat
12:59 am             sdarancette:             Thanks for letting me run my mouth! #scriptchat
12:59 am             jeannevb:             maybe we shld do #slaverybyanothername as a cartoon hahaha.... or in 3D HAHA... ummm... no :) #scriptchat
1:00 am             jeannevb:             always a pleasure ;) Thx for having our back! RT @sdarancette: Thanks for letting me run my mouth! #scriptchat
1:00 am             covermyscript:             anytime. xox RT @GCGeek: @covermyscript @sdarancette @PennyAsh Thanks for answering all my questions! And great info! #scriptchat
1:00 am             UncompletedWork:             [That what we're calling it these days?] RT @zacsanford2: Plus I'm still a little light headed from donating blood 2 hours ago. #scriptchat
1:00 am             yeah_write:             Thanks for your knowledge! RT @sdarancette: Thanks for letting me run my mouth! #scriptchat
1:00 am             jeannevb:             Thx so much, all of you! xo RT @zacsanford2: I let the pros answer the questions. Thanks @covermyscript @sdarancette @AudryT #scriptchat
1:00 am             jbonnell:             phones dying. Next week I promise to be at a computer. #scriptchat
1:01 am             covermyscript:             BWHAHAHA #idgoseethatmovie. RT @jeannevb: #slaverybyanothername as a cartoon hahaha.... or in 3D HAHA... ummm... no :) #scriptchat
1:01 am             AllInky:             @zacsanford2 Donating, buzzy like the tequila, but without buying the booze. Kudos on filling a bag for great cause! :) #scriptchat
1:01 am             writeononline:             @jeannevb I used the phrase #pimping in real life today - got funny looks #scriptchat
1:01 am             jeannevb:             HAHA #soproud RT @writeononline: @jeannevb I used the phrase #pimping in real life today - got funny looks #scriptchat
1:01 am             JustinWHedges:             Did I miss #scriptchat?
1:02 am             PennyAsh:             No problem :)RT @GCGeek: @covermyscript @sdarancette @PennyAsh Thanks for answering all my questions! And great info! #scriptchat
1:02 am             jeannevb:             ;) RT @covermyscript: BWHAHAHA #idgoseethatmovie RT @jeannevb: #slaverybyanothername as cartoon.... or in 3D HAHA...um...no :) #scriptchat
1:02 am             UncompletedWork:             Reminder! #ScreenwriterKaraoke is 1 week AFTER COMICON @ Sardo's. Come. Sing. Drink. Connect! http://bit.ly/3yA4CX #scriptchat
1:02 am             zacsanford2:             You did. But luckily you can never truly miss it with the transcripts. RT @JustinWHedges: Did I miss #scriptchat? #scriptchat
1:02 am             jeannevb:             oh yeah, u did... but u can still have an after chat tequila ;) RT @JustinWHedges: Did I miss #scriptchat? #scriptchat
1:02 am             SWKaraoke:             Reminder! #ScreenwriterKaraoke is 1 week AFTER COMICON @ Sardo's. Come. Sing. Drink. Connect! http://bit.ly/3yA4CX #scriptchat
1:02 am             ozzywood:             Don't think this tweet got through... About animation writing, Pixar vs. Dreamworks: http://bit.ly/abm9I1 #scriptchat
1:02 am             PennyAsh:             @GCGeek I'd have killed to get in a class like that :D #scriptchat
1:03 am             jeannevb:             Thanks so much for a great chat on animation! Hope some of you will now give it a try! #scriptchat
1:03 am             yeah_write:             @JustinWHedges Yes you missed #scriptchat How've you been? Like the new pic!
1:03 am             covermyscript:             RT @SWKaraoke: Reminder! #ScreenwriterKaraoke is 1 week AFTER COMICON @ Sardos. Come. Sing. Drink. Connect! http://bit.ly/3yA4CX #scriptchat
1:03 am             beingbrad:             @JustinWHedges we're in the thick, the throes, the depths, the woes. #animation #scriptchat
1:03 am             beingbrad:             but seriously, is animation a good place for a spec? #scriptchat
1:04 am             jeannevb:             @zacsanford2 whenever we pimp the transcript, the site fails *crosses fingers and does a voodoo dance to ward off curse* #scriptchat
1:04 am             dwacon:             I'm thinking of learning Python so I can work at Pixar #scriptchat
1:04 am             sdarancette:             @zacsanford2 Please tell me you got a nutter butter cookie after donating all that blood #scriptchat
1:04 am             DoubleNW:             Nice #scriptchat. U know I luv great new nfo. I'll stick 2 writing urban drama/watching Nickelodeon :()
1:04 am             GCGeek:             I've been kicking myself for years. WISH I had stuck it out. RT @PennyAsh: @GCGeek Id have killed to get in a class like that :D #scriptchat
1:04 am             ozzywood:             RT @beingbrad: but seriously, is animation a good place for a spec? #scriptchat
1:04 am             jeannevb:             *giggle* RT @dwacon: Im thinking of learning Python so I can work at Pixar #scriptchat
1:04 am             Ideajuice:             Hahahaha RT @ozzywood: Don't think this tweet got through... About animation writing, Pixar vs. Dreamworks: http://bit.ly/abm9I1 #scriptchat
1:05 am             beingbrad:             @jeannevb it's all ruby now, my dear. #scriptchat
1:05 am             zacsanford2:             @sdarancette Stayed away from the nutter butters and oreo cookies as I'm watching my figure. :) #scriptchat
1:05 am             sdarancette:             RT @ozzywood: RT @beingbrad: but seriously, is animation a good place for a spec? #scriptchat - I say, probably not. Do a liveaction 1st.
1:05 am             jeannevb:             HA! RT @Ideajuice: Hahahaha RT @ozzywood: ... animation writing, Pixar vs. Dreamworks: http://bit.ly/abm9I1 #scriptchat
1:06 am             PennyAsh:             @GCGeek Ah well, live and learn :) I think we're all where we're meant to be #scriptchat
1:06 am             zacsanford2:             More ProdCos make live action over animated. RT @beingbrad: but seriously, is animation a good place for a spec? #scriptchat
1:06 am             beingbrad:             @sdarancette so spec part II? #scriptchat
1:07 am             AllInky:             Was at theatre last week and they actually screened a short animation from Vancouver Film School first - very cool! #scriptchat
1:07 am             sdarancette:             That's the only reason to donate blood. Well, other than saving lives and blah, blah, who cares... it's about free foodstuffs #scriptchat
1:07 am             AudryT:             Not really. RT @ozzywood: RT @beingbrad: but seriously, is animation a good place for a spec? #scriptchat
1:07 am             GCGeek:             :-D I like that. RT @PennyAsh: @GCGeek Ah well, live and learn :) I think were all where were meant to be #scriptchat
1:07 am             beingbrad:             i've honestly never even considered writing an animation - it seems you need a really, really high concept. #scriptchat
1:08 am             zacsanford2:             @beingbrad Since you write comedy, an animated could be part of your portfolio, but really work on the live action first. #scriptchat
1:08 am             ozzywood:             RT @beingbrad: ive honestly never even considered writing an animation - it seems you need a really, really high concept. #scriptchat
1:09 am             sdarancette:             RT @beingbrad: @sdarancette so spec part II? I wouldn't make an animated spec feature unless working in ani is your passion #scriptchat
1:09 am             jeannevb:             @beingbrad was going to see it w all my blackbelt friends.... but we kicked ea other's asses instead ;) #scriptchat
1:09 am             zacsanford2:             Oh, and congratulations to the octopus for picking Spain to win the World Cup today. I wish I had its luck in the sportsbook. #scriptchat
1:09 am             ozzywood:             Unless you animate? And have concept art, animatic etc.? RT @AudryT: Not really. RT: is animation a good place for a spec? #scriptchat
1:09 am                beingbrad:                like this flamingo wishes it could fly, so it teams with a gopher and an old goat to walk across the country in search of wings #scriptchat
1:09 am             PennyAsh:             @GCGeek :) #scriptchat
1:10 am             AllInky:             Well, that's a good Q. What type of initial idea makes for good animation? What type of stories? Why not live action instead? #scriptchat
1:11 am             beingbrad:             i don't know. i think the chances of *actually* working as a screenwriter are so far fetched, why limit your imagination #scriptchat
1:12 am             AudryT:             @AllInky *nods* If writing it as live-action changes nothing, there's no point to making it animated. #scriptchat
1:13 am             beingbrad:             i think if ur writing just to sell, ur writing for the wrong reasons. if ur not writing ani b/c it won't sell, well, same/same #scriptchat
1:13 am             PennyAsh:             Well. time to kick start the wip again, later folks :) #scriptchat
1:14 am             sdarancette:             @zacsanford2 I was joking w/ some animator friends that we're all getting hired to make the cartoon based on the octopus #scriptchat #fifa
1:14 am             dwacon:             Animation is good for storylines that defy the laws of physics or reality. #scriptchat
1:15 am             AudryT:             Can't tell you how often I hear stories about crap-tastic animation productions by those who don't know crap about animation. #scriptchat
1:15 am             jeannevb:             transcript WORKED! WOOT! Post in few mins. Thx again, everyone for joining in! HUGS to @covermyscript, @sdarancette & @AudryT #scriptchat
1:15 am             beingbrad:             the octopus is king #scriptchat
1:15 am             120pgs:             RT @jeannevb: HA! RT @Ideajuice: Hahahaha RT @ozzywood: ... animation writing, Pixar vs. Dreamworks: http://bit.ly/abm9I1 #scriptchat
1:15 am                AudryT:                If you want to write for animation, learn about animation. Learn your craft from the inside-out. Assume you don't know anything. #scriptchat
1:16 am             jeannevb:             @AudryT that is the perfect tweet to end the transcript on ;) xo #scriptchat

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