No script needed, huh?

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Posted by Not on December 17, 1999 at 09:39:48:

In Reply to: Re: Maybe the mucky mucks know something in this case ... posted by The Brave One on December 16, 1999 at 16:59:05:

: Not true, necessarily. It DOES NOT necessarily depend on a "tight script." Did "Lion King" have a tight script? Did "Toy Story?" or "Prince of Egypt?" NO. They had strong ideas, and a strong director--with a vision. The script was written mostly in the boards. Oh, there were writers, and I don't mean to downplay their contributions, but a "strong" script has never saved storyboards. Being a visual medium, it's the norm that the film is realized THRU the visuals.

Sounds like we got a conflict in definitions. A script describes the visuals. If you think you can throw together a feature film by tacking index cards to a cork board, better check with the writers and producers of the films you named.

If your animation school taught you that you could plan on keeping the attention of an audience for 80 minutes without a script, I'd ask for my tuition back.

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