CHAPTER 6

Benefits to Production

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Figure 6.1 Santo Bugito storyboards by Klasky Csupo. The detailed acting illustrated here shows the overseas studios exactly what production wants in the final animation.

Time. Money. Communication. These are powerful words in the entertainment industry. Far too often a production team will opt not to pay for storyboards. This is being penny-wise and pound-foolish. Developing and using storyboards solves production problems, saves time and money, and can be used for testing an idea early on.

In animation, the benefits are not only plentiful, they’re unavoidable. Nina Elias Bamberger, executive producer for Sesame ...

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