consider for final script and beat sheet:
1. Whose story is it? From whose perspective is the story being told?
2. Who wants what?
3. Who is stopping them from getting it ( could be the same person)?
4. What does the character learn ?
5. Have you made the simplest and clearest story possible?
6. Have you created a story that can be three minutes when
Questions to consider when
analyzing any short animated film:
1. Can you find three acts?
2. Are the seven steps present?
3. Is there an emotional component to the story?
4. Is the story easily understood?
5. Is there an armature (sometimes there isn't. The story is sometimes
just a series of gags.)
6. What is the armature?
7. Where do each of the three acts start and end?
8. What are the seven steps?
9. What is the quality/effectiveness of the character motion?
10. What is the quality of the character design?
11. What is the quality of the overall timing/pacing of the short?
12. How effective are the set/props/environment in enhancing your
enjoyment and understanding of the story?
13. How do the sequence changes and camera shifts/angles enhance or
detract from the storytelling experience?
Screened Animated Shorts:
1. Gerald McBoing-Boing
2. The Hungry One
3. The Dot And The Line
4. Gerri's Game
5. Feed The Kitty
6. Fast and Furry-ous
7. Lumber Jerks