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The Art of the Storyboard, 2nd Edition by John Hart

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Chapter 10Animatics: The Future ofMotion Control

 

 

An animatic is an animated storyboard which could be an integral part of the pre-viz process. By their very nature, storyboards are active, vivid pre-viz tools, drawn by the storyboard artist for a given film production. The storyboard is a sequential art, the main goal or purpose of which is to be the visual spine of the screenplay, which then gives the entire preproduction team a visual, sequential breakdown of the main scenes to be filmed.

As if that weren’t good enough, about 10 years ago, the animatic appeared on the scene. Animatics (“to give life to, to animate”), simply put, brings the storyboards alive with motion and visual effects. You can pace your narrative and your timing and ...

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