Posted by Sherry on December 18, 1999 at 11:37:05:
In Reply to: Re: Maybe the mucky mucks know something in this case ... posted by Not on December 18, 1999 at 08:01:11:
you're MISSING the POINT. The film is FOUND in the boards. Unless you're ULTRA talented, like Brad Bird (who's wonderful film would have even been BETTER had some of the ideas been more thoroughly explored in storyboards) and have the film boarded in your head, most animated films are written in the boards. VERY rare. There may be a script (or more likely a beat outline) , but it usually falls by the wayside pretty quickly. I can tell you're a writer, or you'd be pretty upset over this fact: writers for animation tend to get more credit than they deserve when it comes to animation--for taking ideas created by the storyboard artists and putting them in the script. If the film is successful, they claim ALL credit and get a hefty bump in salary as well. In my 20 years in the business, I've had the joy to watch more than a few of these types fall FLAT on their faces when they actually have to produce interesting work.
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