I learned from joseph Evan’s videos from youtube and also from Dara Amare’s website!
You gotta research more and more and practice it on your script…As for me It took 1 and half months (In those one and half months, I also wrote 3 chapters). Now I find it Boring and Meningless (lol). So they are like being rewritten…Like really really rewritten!!
So, Keep it up 1st it will be very annoying…But the more you practice the more you learn!
And of course when you face any problem, you can come to form and post your problem.
There are many writers who are ready to solve!
I coded the first bits while watching Joseph Evans (a real lifesaver). I also loved the guides, Dara Amarie’s website and the forum. If I didn’t know how to do something, I’d google it and 9 out of 10 times someone had asked it on the forum already.
One thing that I also did (which is really important in my opinion) is analyzing other stories. I’ve read many chapters of many different successful stories just to see what works and what doesn’t. For instance, I looked at zooms, the length of transitions and even speech bubble placement. That really helped. It also helped me determine what plots and tropes were popular.
Coding is just practice, practice, practice. After a few months, you’ll find your own way of doing things.
Thank you. I have read some with very advanced coding, i got some nice stories ideas that needs advanced coding but i had no idea how to do XD
Im not a pacient person so i guess i was looking for a quick way lol
I believe there’s no quick way unfortunately. I’ve seen some people offer their (paid) services as a teacher on instagram. Personally, I think that is really a waste of money. No one can really make you a pro in a short amount of time. Constant research, every day practice and trial and error are really the quickest ways!
Well, all coding commands can be learned through guides and help from the forums. But if you aim for the aesthetics, you can start by reading stories with beautiful/mind-blowing directing and setting your bar higher with every chapter. It also helps if you’re into films and take inspiration from their cinematography!
And since custom-made overlays are almost a necessity for great directing nowadays, you may want to learn how to edit poses and limb overlays using ibispaint, photoshop or the sort.
I learned the basics from the forums, but most of it just came from trial and error. Once you’ve figured out the easy stuff, I highly recommend just coming up with ideas and trying them for yourself to see what works and what doesn’t. I’ve been coding for a little over a year now, but feel like I’ve improved so much and anytime someone asks “How can I do XYZ?” I have an answer for them.
As @Licorice said, reading other stories with advanced directing is a great way to improve your coding. I’ll read advanced stories, sometimes more for the directing than the story, and just try to figure out how the author pulled off the directing tricks they did. It really gets you in the mindset of advanced directing and can give you some great ideas.
I started coding my first story about two weeks ago and I already got the hang of it! Of course, everyone learns at a different pace, but most of it is just practice and trial & error. You can watch Joseph Evans, Episode TV, and Episode Notes on YouTube. Forums also help a lot, but I personally learn faster from YouTube since I’m a visual learner. You’ll learn something new about coding every day, so just incorporate that with what you already know and build on from there. I’m sure you’ll be a pro in no time! I hope this helped!