“As soon as I learned how to speak Spanish I forgot how to speak English!” There’s a reason why nobody has ever said this. Nobody ever forgets what they know when they learn something new. So don’t be afraid that embracing my methods will make you forget everything you learned in film school. Remember, I started off with the same books and lectures that you’re going through now and then added some of my own magic tricks during the 30 years that I’ve been writing professionally. Learn the stuff we teach on this site. Embrace it. Combine it with everything else you’ve learned and mix it into your own secret sauce.
This week we’re welcoming some new visitors to the site.
1) The students of Boston University in Los Angeles
My friend Brian Herskowitz invited me to speak to his students on Thursday night. We had a great time going around the room talking about goal setting and the tools they’ll need to get them from the students they are now to the award winning, blockbuster writing professionals they’d like to become.
2) The guests of the CTN Animation Expo (Part 1)
I’d like to thank Tina Price for inviting me to come to CTN to talk with my friend Andy Gaskill in front of an enthusiastic crowd about the interplay between production design and writing in animated movies. The attendees asked some fantastic questions and we had a wonderful time.
3) The guests of the CTN Animation Expo (Part 2)
On Saturday morning, I gave an introduction to Writing for Animation to a standing room only crowd in the Sunset Room of the Burbank Marriott Hotel. We talked about animation history, the step-by-step process of writing for animation and some of the elements of the secret sauce I learned while working at Disney / Pixar. I say it’s an introduction to Writing for Animation because I’d like to continue to do more Master Classes like this with Tina Price at the Center Stage Gallery and CTN in the future. If you “Like” Rob Edwards Workshop on Facebook, you’ll be the first to know when that happens. You can also check out our Events page on this site.
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