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Prepare to Board! Creating Story and Characters for Animation Features and Shorts by Nancy Beiman

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Screen and Screen Again: Preparing for Production

You have now officially ended Pre-production. The film is finished; the animation is about to begin. Story problems are dealt with in storyboard stage so that the picture won’t need revisions after the animation is 40 percent completed (and there are films that have achieved this dubious distinction). Changes can and will still occur if you are on a commercial production. Sequences may be added or more likely dropped if directors and producers demand it. A well-run feature project will have some sequences in production while others are being revised, so that the film can be completed out of sequential order.

If you’re working on a personal film, you have completed the boards and timed the story ...

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