Monday, July 21, 2008

Some Things to Remember When Presenting

When presenting an IDEA, tell us:
- What is the "Hook" for your idea
- Who is the main character
- What do they want
- Where/when does it take place
- When first presenting an idea there isn't a need to elaborate on the back-story or the history of your stories world. Just the basics.

When presenting a STORY, tell us:
- Present a particular scene in your story using only action, dialogue and brief description
- Do NOT explain back-story or history
- Do NOT go off track and explain other things happening in the story which we cannot experience in this one particular scene
- Act it out! If you really get into your scene, we'll get into it too.

When presenting ARTWORK:
- Try to show us the artwork without explanation at first and just allow the audience to experience the work the way they would if you weren't there
- If showing thumbnails or rough ideas, explain what the idea is and how you plan to achieve your goal
- Unfinished work is absolutely welcome!


Saturday, July 19, 2008

Story Kebab Summer 2008

Welcome to the Summer quarter of Story Kebab. We are meeting on Wednesdays from 4:30 to 6:00pm in the animation room. From what I understand, I will be the primary spokesman for the blog this quarter. I will be posting tips and methods that will help us all better understand the difficult art of story telling.

Some of the best ways to grow as an artist are to critique and be critiqued as well as collaborate and brainstorm. That is what Story Kebab is about. We promote and expect positive feedback and ideas. No idea is a bad idea. We hope to see you there.