A Hands On Approach: Understanding Animation

Courtney Madincea
Production Coordinator @ Walt Disney Animation Studios
Saturdays 10/24 & 11/7 @ 9:00am - 11:00am PT

Sold Out - Waitlist Available

Ah, animation. Every time we check in on it, the medium seems to have jumped forward in both technology and what stories are being told. The limitless creativity an animated project can offer is incredibly enticing, but if you've never dabbled in writing for animation just getting started can seem like an uphill battle. What sorts of stories lend themselves to animation? What does the market even look like? And how can you, the writer, stand out? 

Take this special two week clinic to learn all the inside information on how animation works and how to present your idea to appeal to execs! 

This 2-Week Clinic Will Cover: 

  • What is "for" animation
  • Visual storytelling
  • The marketplace 
  • Feedback on your 2 page synopsis
  • Live Q&A!
About Your Host
Courtney Madincea is a graduate of Chapman University, with a BFA in Film Production and Creative Literature. After working at several studios, she tried out the world of animation and loved it when she landed at the production team at DreamWorks Animation's THE BOSS BABY. There, she aided the editorial, story, layout, and art departments. She continued on at DreamWorks Television Animation on ALL HAIL KING JULIEN. She put in almost a year on that show until Disney Animation had an opening on WRECK-IT RALPH 2 and she’s been at Disney Animation ever since!

What To Expect

Immediately after registering, you will receive an Order Confirmation email that serves as the receipt for your registration. In the Order Summary section of this email you will find a link reading "CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS" that will take you to your syllabus, instructions for submitting material (if any), and the link to join the Live Class. Sessions are conducted via video conferencing software ZOOM. You will receive a link to the recording of the session via email following the live session.

Payment Plans

Payment plans are available for most multi-week classes. For 4-week programs, your balance will be due the second week of class. For longer programs, the balance will be broken up into 3 or 4 payments with the final payment due prior to the final week of class. Please note that you are responsible for the full price of the class even if you decide not to complete the program for any reason.

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel for a full refund up to 72 hrs. prior to the start of the class. Cancellations requested after this deadline will be ineligible for refunds.


If you have any questions at all about this class, email our Director of Education Alexandra Davies at alex@roadmapwriters.com!