Research Services

Expert research makes the difference between a script that leaps off the page and one that lies flat. Worse yet–one that distracts with jarring historical inaccuracies or out-of-era fashion. Yet research takes time away from actual writing; and it has its own set of skills and tools.

Working with a professional researcher is the smart thing to do when time is limited, when you need to focus on your writing, or you want to leverage the expertise of someone who has extensive experience.

An expert researcher knows how to use research tools and how to use metadata for hard-target searches. They can give you references in the most useable and accessible ways—letting you maximize your time and your efforts.

Research can be provided on a variety of subjects and delivered as typed reports or as visual binders. Topics can include references on folklore, mythology and fairy tales. It can provide notes on world cultures throughout history, including but not limited to:

  • Festivals
  • Culture
  • Architecture
  • Clothing and costumes
  • Historical dates and documents

Brian has spent more than eight years as the supervisor of the Research Library for DreamWorks Animation. He provided references for all of DreamWorks’ features from How to Train Your Dragon through The Boss Baby, as well as other projects still in production.

Use his expertise to find the references you need for your scripts—and his ability to provide that reference in a variety of formats including:

  • Hi res reference clips and still images pulled from:
    • The Internet
    • Blu-ray’s
    • DVD’s
  • Clips and images tailored to provide specific reference for:<
    • Animation
    • FX
    • Lighting
    • Cinematography
    • Acting
    • Art Direction
    • Production Design

    Fees for research are based on the requirements of the project.

    To get an estimate for your research project, send a description of your project and what you need, click here.