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Storyboards: Motion In Art, 3rd Edition by Mark A. Simon

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CHAPTER 66

Exercise 7: Animation and Cartoons

When you storyboard an animated TV episode, you may not get much guidance from a director. The animation script is written with much more detail regarding shots and camera angles than live action, but you probably won’t be going over a shot list with a director. You will, most likely, get notes from the storyboard supervisor. Remember to illustrate every little nuance of action or character reaction. Your drawings will probably be sent overseas to be animated. If you don’t have an action in your storyboards, it won’t show up on the screen.

This script is from an animated pilot I produced called The Winkles. Work with the character designs shown here to draw them accurately (“on character”), and try ...

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