Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast

Podcast #78 – Writing for Animation: Ricky Roxburgh

Maybe you love animation but your drawing and animation chops just aren’t where they need to be?  Have you considered writing for animation?  In this episode, the Bancroft’s discuss screenwriting for film and TV with Tangled TV series screenwriter Ricky Roxburgh!  Find out how he went from walking the Disney parks to writing for Rapunzel and the Tangled gang in this episode!

The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is presented by TaughtByAPro.com & sponsored by Stuart Ng Books, SketchWallet & TVPaint Animation Software

Sponsored by Stuart Ng Books

Stuart Ng Books is a favorite destination for artists in the entertainment industry.  They focus solely on the areas of Illustration, Animation, and Comic Art.  They carry a distinctive selection of sketchbooks by animators and comic book artists. Hard to find outside of conventions, they acquire their sketchbooks directly from the artists and ship them worldwide.  They are the largest importer of French graphic novels in the United States. France has a thriving comics industry with some of the world’s best artists, yet less than one percent of French graphic novels are translated into English. They offer a hand-picked selection of bande dessinee chosen strictly for the graphic art and visual storytelling. 95% of their customers buying bande dessinee do not read French, they are that good!

Sponsored by Sketch Wallet

Always have your sketchbook with you with Sketch Wallet! This high quality wallet removes the excuses. Carry your cash, credit cards AND your sketchbook in this beautiful leather wallet. The wallet measures 4×6 inches and comes with a replaceable, standard sized, 3.5×5.5 inch sketchbook. Perfect for sketching on the go! Every artist wants to draw more, Sketch Wallet allows you to draw in all the situations that you didn’t plan on drawing. We see tons of drawings posted from coffee shops, restaurants, at the airport, waiting at the mechanics, the DMV, lunch breaks, on the train, you name it!

Sponsored by TVPaint Développement

TVPaint Développement is a French company who has developed and sells TVPaint Animation software for 26 years. TVPaint Animation is the only bitmap-based software dedicated to the enhanced production of traditional 2D animation.  Its versatile technology offers all necessary tools to create animated projects from preliminary sketches and storyboarding, background painting, camera moves and special effects, to completed hand drawn animation through a fast and low-cost process.  It offers digital brushes more authentic than real ones : thanks to its numerous pre-configured brushes and various paper types, you can easily emulate all kinds of media and techniques, such as Asian strokes applied to rice paper, the track of red lips left on a mirror, childish chalk drawings on a blackboard, even the rich vibrancy of impressionistic paintings or layered washes of watercolors. It’s an entire pro 2D animation studio on your computer!  TVPaint Animation is the standard in many animation and art schools worldwide and is used by numerous companies for feature films, short movies, TV shows, advertising, video games or 3D films creators. The current version 11 is available in two Editions : Professional and Standard. Check it out today!

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