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STORY! For Live Action & Animation with Chuck Williams ($29 Today only)

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Aaron Blaise is branching out to offer some additional courses via his site.

I'm posting this here... now... because the introductory pricing of $29 ends 14 hours from the time of this post.

For those pinching pennies... that makes a big difference.


I've purchased and have started watching the videos.

I anticipate that much of what will be presented won't be new but will help to solidify what is already known.

The underlying theme is.. Writers write. Directors direct. "Go out and do it!"

That's the best way to learn.


Here's the link:https://creatureartteacher.com/product/story-course-film-and-animation/


Here's the write up of the course.

STORY! For Live Action & Animation with Chuck Williams
$55.00 $29.00 Special Intro Price! - Ends Wednesday!

In this BRAND NEW course follow along with Chuck Williams (Brother Bear, Pocahontas, The Lion Ling) as he explains methods, tips and techniques for good Storytelling!
Chuck has nearly 30 years experience in the film, animation & video game industries. He has worked as film editor, producer, screen writer and film executive on numerous studio and independent projects. In this course he collects a lifetime of storytelling techniques that he has developed on his own or learned from other industry pros and shares them with you.
These are tried and true methods that Chuck has trained industry professionals in. He has also taught these techniques at the college and masters degree levels .
Watch as he breaks down the key elements of storytelling for film and animation.
You will learn:

  • Story Structure & Screenplay Writing Tips
  • The Story Boarding & “Beat Board” Process
  • Elements of story including:
    • World
    • Plot
    • Character
    • Theme
  • How to develop well rounded characters
  • Writing an effective “logline”
  • The differences in developing story for live action vs animation
  • Filmmaking from a Producer’s Point Of View:
    • The “Producer’s Curve”
    • Budget Tips
    • Independent vs. Studio Differences
  • + MUCH MORE!

Throughout the course Chuck will provide examples, show clips and provide references to reinforce the concepts you will learn.



Here's a overview from Aaron Blaise and Chuck Williams:



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For those that have the annual subscription to Aaron's Courses *I believe* this course is included in that.

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Here's a 30 minute portion from the 7 hour course.

They call it a sneak peak.




I've watched all the videos encountered no surprises. That might be bad or good. ;)

Definitely worth the $30. I don't have access to some of the reference books he refers to in the video (How not to write a script, Save the Cat, etc.)

There is only so much money available to go into this kind of R&D.


It would be interesting if one of the future contributors would would be able to focus on the financial aspect of producing films (short films or otherwise).

The distribution and financing of is a big area of concern these days... and to some degree almost everyone is guessing... but there are specific concerns to address and those with experience can outline what approaches have (historically) worked and what others have not.


At any rate, check out the (sneak peak) video... it contains some useful information and words of encouragement.

And as you find the time.. check out Aaron's other free videos. It's not every day you can learn from a Disney animator.

In some ways this is the next best thing to getting lessons from Glenn Keane... as Aaron was his assistant on several films.

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