A K Peters/CRC Press
Talented animation artists often neglect successful storytelling in favour of strong visuals, but now you can have both with this complete guide to adaptation for animation. Veteran independent filmmaker Hannes Rall teaches you how to draw and adapt inspiration from copyright-free materials like fairy tales, myths, and classic literature, making it easier than ever to create your own compelling narrative. With sections on subjects like transcultural adaptations, storyboarding, visual poetry, and colour scripts, this book is just the right mix of practical advice, lavish illustrations, and industry case studies to give you everything you need to start adapting your story today.
Introduction: Why adaptation?
1. A short history of animated adaptations
2. Where can it all go wrong-10 major mistakes in adaptations.
3. Matching story and artist: Finding the perfect story to adapt
4. Animated ever after: The fairy tale adaptation
5. Things that go bump on the screen: Adapting Gothic literature for animation
6. As You Like It: Adapting Shakespeare for Animation
7. Sushi on Sauerkraut? Transcultural adaptation
8. Visual poetry and experimental adaptation: Rhyme with reason
9. Uncharted territories: Underexplored genres for animated adaptation
Part II: The Process of Adaptation
10. Script: Transformation necessary
11. What’s my line: Finding and directing voice actors
12. Who framed William S.: Storyboards
13. Visual development and artistic research: How story defines style
14. Colour script: Not every colour from the book
15. Leaping off the page: Character animation for adaptation
16. Out with a bang: Sound design and music
17. Let the world know: Promoting animated adaptations to festivals and distributors
18. Everything is possible? Conclusion and outlook
Glossary and index