Your Career in Animation: How to Survive and Thrive

Friday, April 27, 2007

1253323716.gifby David B. Levy

General Collection NC1765 .L48 2006

Whether you want to break into the animation industry or “toon up” to a better career, this comprehensive guide will show you how. A filmmaker and animation artist surveys the field and shares the advice of more than one hundred professionals in the business of making toons – including Teddy Newton, character designer for The Incredibles; Steven Hillenburg, creator of SpongeBob SquarePants; John R. Dilworth, creator of Courage, the Cowardly Dog; executives from PBS Kids, Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, Comedy Central, the Cartoon Network, and many others. Learn how to: get the most out of school; build a portfolio that will get you work; cope with unemployment; keep your skills marketable for years to come; network effectively; learn from on-the-job criticism; and pitch and sell a show of your own. Also included are invaluable resources such as animation schools, societies, film festivals, studios, Web sites, and publications. (barnesandnoble.com, from the publisher)

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