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Foundation Flash Cartoon Animation by Tim Jones, David Wolfe, Allan S. Rosson, Barry J. Kelly

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Chapter 3STORYBOARDS AND ANIMATICS

By Barry J. Kelly and Allan Rosson

In this chapter, we will go over storyboards and animatics, why they are useful to your project, and how to implement them into your production. Storyboards are the blueprint of your idea. They are used extensively for both live-action motion picture production and animation.

Previsualization is the first step in making your idea come to life—storyboards are that step. You may have an idea in your mind, just rough sketches on paper, or possibly even a full-length script. Animation can be a rather complex process, and it is advisable not to enter into it haphazardly, especially if you are dealing with a project of considerable size. Storyboarding will help you visualize your ...

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