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Ideas for the Animated Short, 2nd Edition by Gary Schumer, Karen Sullivan

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Chapter 2

Finding Ideas

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Eureka!, by Parrish Ley, Sheridan College

For every project, whether it is a 15-second exercise or a feature film, you will need a good idea. And if it is a good idea, is it good for the animated short?

Defining the Animated Short

The short film is defined as 24 minutes or fewer. In animation, commercial shorts usually run 6 to 11 minutes and are created by teams with big budgets and resources. We are defining the short as what is feasible for the individual, beginning animator. This is a running time of approximately one to three minutes, about the length of one scene in a feature film.

The story ultimately determines ...

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