Are you missing the days when your kids would go to the latest animation film with you? Yes, as they grew older and Pixar came along, grown-ups are looking forward as much as the kids to see the latest film but, after a while, the kids are too old. What do you do? You keep going to the films. And who knows, maybe there is a storyteller in you looking to come out and create an animation?
There is no upper age limit to watch animation films and here’s a bit of shocker, they are written by grown-ups! And, if you’ve ever made up a story for children I imagine you added something to make yourself laugh as well as the children.
I’m writing on a children’s book which I would love to turn into an animation one day, so I think doing a class on animation, whilst I write the book will give me an advantage.
The class I found is a free class from Pixar on Khan Academy where they invite you to the art of storytelling.
“You already are a storyteller, it is something you do naturally.”
I dove into the class myself and got more clarity on how I think and what works for me. I liked it because they go through character development, story structure and the foundation for your own stories, visual language, basic film grammar and finally, – the storyboarding, pitching, feedback and editorial process at Pixar.
Whether you are dreaming of animating a film or not, you will benefit from this free class, seeing that it shows you how to build a story from the people who love stories the most.