Script for Animation Series

A course by Fer Salem
Filmmaker and screenwriter. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
On Domestika since 10/03/2018
, Filmmaker and screenwriter

Develop your animation project from the idea to the pilot episode script

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% Positive reviews (82)
  • 1449 students

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Script for Animation Series

Develop your animation project from the idea to the pilot episode script

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% Positive reviews (82)
  • 1449 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 24 Lessons (3h 42m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German
  • Unlimited access forever

Opening the door to fantasy to create and tell stories is a capacity that Fernando Salem - film director and screenwriter - turned into his profession. Recognized for being the director and screenwriter of the children's animation series "The amazing Zamba excursion" and "Siesta Z", and for films like "How almost all things work" and "Death does not exist and love either", in this course he will teach you how to make an animation project come true from the idea.

If you want to tell your story, shape your ideas, write the script and make the presentation folder of your animation series as a professional, learn from Fernando's hand all the techniques and creative tools to develop your own children's animation project .

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Storytelling
  • U3
    U3. Creation
  • U4
    U4. Formatting
  • U5
    U5. Script
  • U6
    U6. Presentation of the project
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Fernando Salem will show you the most representative works he has done throughout his career in the audiovisual world, and also the references and main influences among books, animated series and films.

You will start thinking a little about why we tell stories and how stories could contribute to the childhood of many children; because making content for children's audiences is fun, but it is also an important responsibility.

Then you will approach the creative process of your project. First for the content, research and thoroughly know about what you want to say. Once you have this clear, you will think about the idea, the conflict and the premise of your animation series.

Then, from Fernando's hand, you will learn to "put in your box" your ideas and format them - or for what screen you want to create it. You will think about the target , the technical information and then, you will define your main character, taking as an example the experience of the creative process of the children's animation series: Zamba, Siesta and Petit. Once you have defined the protagonist of the series, you will focus on developing the universe in which your story takes place.

Now that you have the idea, the conflict, the premise, the character and the universe, you will get to work with the script. To do this, you will learn about the dramatic structure of an animation piece and also, you will see how to write a storyline , a synopsis, a short story and finally the script of the pilot episode.

Once you have completed the creative process and script development, you will learn how to make the presentation folder that demonstrates the full potential of your series and the steps to take now that you have a complete project in your hands.

Finally, Fernando will give you some techniques and tips for the pitch or presentation, to sell your project to producers, funds, investors or TV channels or streaming so that it is done reality.

What is this course's project?

You will develop an idea for a series, short film or animated film, write the script of the pilot episode and produce the presentation folder to offer your project to investors, television stations or a streaming channel.

Who is it for?

To professionals or students of film and television, whether as writers, animators or narrators who want to tell their story in an animated audiovisual project.

What you need

To complete this course you will not need previous knowledge. You will only need a computer with a word processor and eager to tell your story.


1449 Students
82 Reviews
98% Positive ratings

Fer Salem

A course by Fer Salem

Filmmaker and screenwriter

Fernando Salem studied filmmaking at the National School of Filmmaking and also, Communication Sciences at the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina). Film director and screenwriter with more than 12 years of experience, he has directed and written films such as TRILLIZAS PROPAGANDA (2006), How to work almost all things (2015) or Death does not exist and love (2018), besides several television documentary and animation cycles for Canal Encuentro, Paka-Paka and Mulata Films in Argentina, which have premiered in several Latin American countries.

As the creator of animated series, he has been nominated in the International Emmy® Kids Awards several times, for children's entertainment series such as Siesta Z and Zamba's amazing tour.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What are we going to do
  • U2


    • Why do we tell stories?
    • How can we contribute?
  • U3


    • How to find our own creative process?
    • Content and research
    • The idea, conflict and premise I
    • The idea, conflict and premise II
  • U4


    • How to put our ideas in box?
    • Technical information: gender, screen and target
    • Character and identification I
    • Character and identification II
    • Character and identification III
    • Universe and aesthetic proposal
  • U5


    • Dramatic structure of three acts
    • Synopsis
    • Escaleta
    • Writing the script I
    • Writing the script II
    • Writing the script III
  • U6

    Presentation of the project

    • How to structure our folder
    • I already have the folder, and now, what?
    • Techniques and tips for the pitch
  • FP

    Final project

    • Script for animation series

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Script for Animation Series

A course by Fer Salem
Filmmaker and screenwriter. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
On Domestika since 10/03/2018
  • 98% Positive reviews (82)
  • 1449 students