Scripts and Animations

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by EmperorDarius, May 31, 2009.

  1. EmperorDarius macrumors 6502a

    Jan 2, 2009
    Ok, I have to do a 20 min. animations and I've made the scripts. My question is: How can I know how much text is needed for a full 20 min animation? I have 3000-3500 words on average, but I doubt it matters (as episodes include non-written text such as fights, running scenes etc.) This is putting me down..Should I start by recording audio and see how long it is totally, because I'd prefer to avoid that...
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    edit: wrong thread

    PS: Normally, one page of a formatted script (movie or teleplay) is one minute of filmed/animated content.

  3. Pikemann Urge macrumors 6502

    Jan 3, 2007
    Spinnerlys is correct - that is the rule of thumb that writers use. You just have to be sure to format your script to industry standards.

    But what you could do is write a few more pages than you need - or a few less - and tweak the length in editing.

    Take two directors with the same script and the running length of each result will be different depending on pacing etc.

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