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Glossary: Storytelling

A list of words introduced in this lesson.
Here's a list of definitions introduced during this lesson.
  • Story: a sequence of events which unfold through time.
  • Perspective: a point of view or way of seeing the world.
  • World: the environment or set of rules where a story takes place.
  • Character: the subjects or individuals we follow on the journey of the story.
  • Protagonist: the main character(s), whose journey the story is about.

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  • blobby purple style avatar for user Shae Bennett
    What kind of degree do you have to get to get into pixar?
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    • boggle purple style avatar for user Crystal
      Pixar hires a lot of people with different degrees, but in order to give input to the story telling side of things you need to be a filmmaker. I know for the animation side you can get in with a visualization degree, but I'm sure there are other degrees which they hire for.

      Update summer 2022:
      Pixar hires people depending on what they specialize in. Animation is a big one, since that includes rigging, modeling, animation, layout, lighting, etc. Graphic design, illustration, and fine arts are all good bets if you want to go into storyboarding. As far as I know, they still only hire filmmakers for their writing. I mentioned Visualization before, but I did not realize at the time that that degree was only offered at, like, two colleges (Texas A&M and Harvard, I believe). From everything that I have been told, art/animation jobs look at your portfolio/demo reel first and the names on your resume second, so keep that in mind when looking at schools.
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  • piceratops sapling style avatar for user Hadassah
    are there any places where you can give directors something you've written and get money for it? like can some people have their story turned into films?
    Also if you want animate what would be a great app to do so on?
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  • blobby green style avatar for user king.sora.2006
    i have a few ideas for books that I could write. one them is the Soul of Sakaara. does that sound like a good book?
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  • blobby green style avatar for user jalen.brown
    Are there any drama, action, comedy and romance?
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  • female robot grace style avatar for user EzrielGB
    So whats a good 3-D animation program? possibly free ones. but i wanna learn how to and make my movie
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  • male robot hal style avatar for user Elikem
    so does it mean that the Protagonist in frozen is elsa
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  • aqualine tree style avatar for user Ryan Powell
    My story: inside out
    perspective: 3rd person
    world: Rilly's head
    character:fear
    protagonist: joy and sadness
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  • leafers ultimate style avatar for user stpatrick749
    Does anyone want to hear an idea I had for a book/story? It's about mythical creatures in the modern world. Somewhat Harry Potter-ish. (NOT fantastic beasts and where to find them. It takes place from the creature's perspective.)
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  • starky sapling style avatar for user bubajo
    Is it necessary use something from our life in all stories that we write?
    What is the exactly thing we should add to our story from our lifes? Could it be just an especific interaction between two characters or, maybe, an emotional moment?
    I want to write a fantasy story but my life is not so exciting haha
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    • duskpin tree style avatar for user Me
      In my opinion, things in stories are based off of the author's experience. (which is why exposure to a lot of books and movies can be helpful) Even over exaggerating events, settings, characters, etc. can make for a fun story. Using something from your life isn't really like a check box that you need to fill in. It's more of a suggestion for finding inspiration, and usually, your life experiences will naturally weave themselves into the story. So there's not really an exact thing from your life that you have to add to your story. If it's written by you, it'll probably by genuine. Also, good luck with writing fantasy-have fun with it!
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  • blobby green style avatar for user Bailey
    I have been doing a lot of drawing since I was at least 4 years old honest and kept drawing but never got better. Should I keep drawing and try to have more fun with the way of I draw out things that shouldn't be real in my life? Honestly I think it's no good of to keep on trying the same skill over and over again honestly.What do ya'll think about that?
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