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Producing Animation 3e

3rd Edition

By Catherine Winder, Zahra Dowlatabadi, Tracey Miller-Zarneke

CRC Press

392 pages

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Producing Animation is a comprehensive guide to the production industry. Already a relied upon resource by professionals and students alike, this book covers the process from script to screen while defining the role of the producer at each phase. The second edition features new content such as sidebars on key topics from industry experts, discussions on CG, 2D and stereoscopic production processes, and an overview on marketing and distributing your project. The companion website provides access to sample tables, templates and workflow outlines for CG and 2D animation production.

Key Features

  • A complete guide to identifying, pitching, developing, and producing an animated show with detailed resources for production planning, budgeting, scheduling, tracking, delivering, marketing, and distribution.
  • Tools to establish the best production practices for your project with insight into the inner workings of animation production at successful studios both large and smal
  • A unique collection of the knowledge, experience, and advice of industry professionals on a wide variety of topics, from selling your project to setting up a co-production to stereoscopic filmmaking.
  • Versatile and practical sample charts, tables and templates for CG and 2D animation production to help launch your project with solid processes and procedures
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction. The Animation Producer. Buying and Selling Projects. The Core Team. The Development Process. The Production Plan. The Production Team. Pre-Production. Production. Post Production. Tracking Production. Production Softwares. VR. Appendix: Animation Resources.

    About the Authors

    Catherine Winder is the CEO of Skybound North Entertainment, a creator driven content company in partnership with LA based Skybound Entertainment (Walking Dead, Outcast). She is also the CEO of Wind Sun Sky Entertainment, a Canadian content multimedia production company. She is in production and development on a slate of film, TV, AR and VR projects in both the digital and live action space. She produced the global event, highly successful film The Angry Birds Movie, based on the number one app of all time. In this role she was responsible for and involved in all aspects of the project including: building a studio from the ground-up,

    identifying the film's creative team, and managing the development, production, marketing and promotions of the property. She also developed a sequel film for this franchise. Previously as President/Executive Producer, Rainmaker Entertainment, Winder oversaw all creative and production operations of the studio in addition to producing the animated feature film, Escape from Planet Earth for The Weinstein Company. Prior to this role she was Executive Producer at LucasFilm Animation, overseeing the set-up and management of the division in Marin County and Singapore. As George Lucas' producer, she was responsible for taking the Star Wars brand into animation, developing and producing the first animated Star Wars movie and highly rated television series Star Wars: The Clone Wars. During her tenure at Fox Feature Animation, as Senior Vice President, Winder was integrally involved in the transformation of Fox's Blue Sky Studio from a visual effects and commercial production house into a CG feature film studio. She was also responsible for overseeing the production of the Oscar® nominated film Ice Age as well as completing Titan A.E. and ramping up Robots for production. Winder has consulted, produced and or worked with many content producers in North America including; DisneyToons Animation, Hanna-Barbera/Turner Productions, HBO Original Programming, MTV, Skybound Entertainment LLC, SpinMaster Entertainment and Illumination Entertainment. Winder co-authored the industry handbook

    "Producing Animation" for Focal Press. She also wrote and produced the award winning short film Luna featured in the book.

    Zahra Dowlatabadi is an award-winning animation producer and a consultant based in Los Angeles. Dowlatabadi has worked with many major studios including Disney, Warner Bros., Cartoon Network, and Universal Cartoon Studios in addition to collaborating with numerous internationally acclaimed animation studios and talent. Tracey Miller-Zarneke earned her production experience on the feature films Chicken Little and The Emperor's New Groove and has gained a unique perspective on the industry by having authored five books on the art of animation, including those for DreamWorks' How to Train Your Dragon, Sony's Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and Disney's Meet the Robinsons.

    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    ART / Digital
    COMPUTERS / Programming / Games