Sunday, December 12, 2010

Rough Animatic—Luthor & His Joint

I'm making significant progress with what I'm calling the "rough animatic." As I mentioned before (I think), although I was spending time making the animatic look presentable, I began to feel that the attention to detail was preventing me from envisioning the film in its entirety. I was so focused on drawing the characters and backgrounds well that the composition and flow of the story was suffering.

Now that I'm doing the animatic roughly—focusing on the cuts and timing instead of the quality of the drawings—I feel that I'm making better progress. Although I will have to spend the time to redraw the animatic so it looks better, at least I'll have the first version of the scenes complete. I'm kind of looking at this animatic as the "first draft" and the next version as the "rewrite." It works for writing, so why not for animated filmmaking?

Here's a little bit of what I've done:

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And according to my current shot list (32 shots including opening and closing credits), I'm currently 40% done.

As of today, my goal is to complete the rough animatic by Jan. 1, 2011.

Here we go!

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