Snap is on the lookout for content material! The cell messaging and content material sharing platform desires to encourage the very best and funniest up-and-coming animators and creators to invent new methods to provide animated comedy sequence for cell. Based mostly on the success of their Scripter Comedy Creator Initiative launched final October, at present Snap has launched their Animated Comedy Creator Initiative. As we speak additionally marks the premiere of All Canine$ Get Cash, Gerald Grissette’s animated parody of the rap world that follows a mid-tier rapper by the absurd ins and outs of his life and profession. The present was the lone animated present chosen for manufacturing from final 12 months’s Comedy Creator Initiative.
Creators are invited to pitch an animated comedy sequence; Snap’s improvement staff will assessment submitted supplies and choose as much as 10 creators, every of whom will obtain $40okay to provide a 10-episode season of a short-form animated present. Episodes ought to be 2-Three minutes lengthy.
Chosen creators will work with the Snapchat improvement staff to be taught greatest practices for creating cell content material and form their thought for the platform. They’ll then produce their present (inside Snap’s content material pointers), and ship it totally animated, edited and able to air to Snapchat.
This initiative is for open to all kinds of creators: cartoonists, illustrators, animators, movement graphic artists, Snapchat Lens Studio creators, comedians & comedy writers, along with ISO expertise with a robust comedic voice who can write and have expertise creating nice animated content material. All creators should be capable of work non-union, U.S. solely.
Creators ought to think about what their favourite animated comedy could be like if it have been produced vertically for a younger cell viewers. The very best pitches will characteristic the next:
Superior creativity and innovation
An fascinating and clearly deﬁned world (suppose SpongeBob, Chowder, The Simpsons, Rick and Morty)
An unique idea that may be communicated simply on a tile on the Uncover web page
Compelling wholly unique characters and art work created speciﬁcally for this initiative
A transparent story hook and payoff in every episode
Concepts and jokes that can attraction to our broad, various base of 190 million every day energetic customers in our core demographic, age 13-24.
What Snap is Trying For in a Pitch:
A visually thrilling idea with a robust comedic POV
One thing fast-paced with a number of jokes – like extremely concentrated TV
Dynamic characters who pop off the display screen
Episodes structured with clear beginnings, middles and ends
Visually dynamic – can embody parts like cut up screens, graphics and textual content to refresh the attention
Inquiries to Contemplate When Crafting Your Pitch:
How will you make the most of the distinctive vertical framing on cell?
How will you leverage wonderful voice expertise in your present?
What visible methods will you employ to distinguish your present?
To submit your pitch, go to the Snap Animation Present Producer Submission Launch and Software.
Creators should present:
Hyperlinks to greatest pattern work that speaks to their comedic and artistic POV (not more than Three hyperlinks)
2-page pitch detailing artistic idea for sequence
Overview of the premise, world and characters
Pattern episodic storylines
Character designs & visuals depicting the world
An animatic, proof of idea or full pattern episode strongly inspired
Bio and credit
Reps (if related)
The Submissions Deadline is August 26th, 2019.
Dan Sarto is Writer and Editor-at-Giant of Animation World Community.