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Develop your story idea into a world of its own
Everyone has IDEAS; now learn how to take that idea/sketch/napkin drawing and build it into a STORY with relatable characters, solid structure, and themes using timeless, but simple techniques inspired by everything from ancient myths to contemporary film, books, comics and animation. Students will develop their own ideas, characters and stories using written premises, outlines, treatments, fictional biographies and character histories, becoming the absolute authorities on their invented worlds – with an eye toward preparing each student’s creative development work for real-life application in their media of choice; film, TV, animation, comics, etc.
Story Development for Artists: from Idea to Reality WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
The more you know, the better.
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Joshua Pruett is a Primetime Emmy and Annie Award Nominated Writer, Author and Storyboard Artist best known for his work on MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000, PHINEAS AND FERB, and Disney XD's MILO MURPHY'S LAW. His original, debut middle grade book series SHIPWRECKERS will launch in 2019 from DISNEY/HYPERION. Writer, on upcoming Netflix animated series "The Last Kids on Earth." Joshua has over a decade of experience inflicting laughter on others as Storyboard Artist, Writer and Creative Consultant for Disney TV, DreamWorks Feature Animation, Nickelodeon, DreamWorks TV, Awesomeness TV, Sprout/NBC Universal, Disney China/Beijing, Zombie Bake Shop, Netflix and Paramount Feature Animation. Most recently, he developed THE HAUNTED MANSION for Disney TV with his friend and writing partner, Scott Peterson. His first novel, THE JUNGLE BOOK: THE STRENGTH OF THE WOLF IS THE PACK, with Scott Peterson, adapted the 2016 live action feature film into a novel for young readers. He is also the author of the short story horror anthology THE MISERY COMPANY, currently available on Amazon.com.
Fall TERM Registration
Jul 27, 2020 - Oct 12, 2020
Informative, knowledgeable and answered a lot of questions I had about story and the business of it.
Josh has been a great resource for learning. His experience and knowledge was obvious and he was very engaging with the class about topics and additional reading material suggestions.
Josh is very knowledgeable. He broke down story development in a way that makes it easier for me to understand what makes stories great. I really enjoyed learning under him.
Janneke van den Biggelaar
Joshua was able to create a great and most of all safe space to share ideas. It made me feel like I was taken serious, especially since I’ve been struggling with insecurity issues. His feedback was always very good and helpful.
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Receive personal individual feedback on all submitted assignments from the industries best artist.
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Enjoy over 365 days of full course access. This includes all lectures, feedback, and Live Q&A recordings.
Certificate of Completion
Earn a Certificate of Completion when you complete and turn in 80% of course assignments.
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