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Working on the animatic

October 13th, 2007 Leave a comment Go to comments

Right now I’m working hard on the animatic, which in live-action they call the “previz” process. It basically means that the drawn storyboard is turned into a crude-looking 3D reel, which can then be edited more accurately.

I’m hoping to be done with the animatic before the end of the year. I’ll pretty much have to do an average of one shot a day. Of course sometimes I’ll do more, sometimes less. For example I’m just done with a big action sequence that required a lot of work in terms of camera moves and choreography. But that went faster than I had anticipated, although I know at some point I’ll eventually have to stop in order to build/rig what is necessary for the last sequences. So far I’m only working on sequences that require the same characters and sets, so I can plow through the shots.

One thing I discovered on the way is that very often the simplest shots are the toughest one to setup properly. Because the composition has to be just right and the information has to be clearly (and quickly) conveyed.

Anyway, I’ll try to post some pictures later on…

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  1. Tim
    October 20th, 2007 at 09:52 | #1

    Hey Lionel, like the improved site layout. Looking forward to watching the process of your film.

  2. July 29th, 2010 at 12:36 | #2

    eagerly waiting for the processed version of the film. looks good!!

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