It cannot be emphasized enough just how important a storyboard is to an animated film production. Unlike live action filmmaking, animation is all about pre-editing and planning the material so that enormous amounts of time and money involved in the production process are not wasted in producing material that ends up on the cutting room floor. This can be totally avoided by drawing up a detailed visual interpretation of the script up front, and creating a fine-tuned filmed animatic from the these visuals, effectively a process of locking-down the timings and actions in the film before a single frame of animation is produced.

Simply stated, a storyboard is a sequence of images (usually drawn) that interpret visually the story content within a script, ...

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