Thursday, February 19, 2009

Taylor's Temptation Animatic

This is an animatic of the first animation I will have ever done. The first of many though. Don't get me wrong. The story is called Taylor's Temptation and is one I have been working with and tweaking for a couple of months now. There will be changes up until I have finished it, so nothing is set in stone quite yet. From this, I have been able to see that some of my shots need to be longer and some need to have a slightly different camera angle.

For all of those unfamiliar with animatics, they are pre-visualization tools to help plan out the camera angles, shot lengths, and composition of the film. As you can see, there is absolutely nothing special or aesthetically pleasing, but that is not the point during this stage.
Usually, the artist will cut up the storyboards they have drawn for the story and then animate them, just as I have done.

It is more of a process for the creator(s) of the animation to plan what needs are required for the film (shot length, camera angles, character placement, and even sound effects). I am talking over the video to explain what is going on in further detail, so the music is a bit drowned out, but you can get the idea. I mean, that's the point.

Enjoy and stay tuned for the updates on my progress toward the full animation! Comments and critiques are most welcome.

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  1. Hahahahaha, you've got to love the Protest.

  2. The music works well. Can't wait to see the final animation.

  3. Lance, yes Protest The Hero will be getting the credit for the audio! Amazing!

    Samantha, thanks! The music is by Protest The Hero. If you go listen to them, you will not expect the music you hear in my animation from them, but it is.