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Flash Cinematic Techniques by Chris Jackson

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CHAPTER 3

Give Me Space

Proper planning is essential in producing Flash movies. This chapter “sets the stage” for your Flash story and analyzes two important film concepts involved in visual storytelling, the frame and the shot. At the end of this chapter, you will apply these cinematic tools to design a storyboard and animatic in Flash.

Defining the Space

Showing the Space

Illustrating the Space

Drawing a Storyboard

Building an Animatic in Flash

Defining the Space

Whether your story is intended for the web or broadcast, the technical requirements and limitations in Flash can’t be ignored. Before you start any Flash project, you first need to determine the dimensions of the document’s Stage. This is crucial because it defines the space in which ...

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