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Storyboarding?

Post by DiamondWolf » Sun Aug 24, 2008 4:04 am

Wasn't sure where to put this, but since it's a part of the animation progress, I guessed here.

Anyhow, I was woundering, excately, how is that done? If there special paper already mapped out or a special process to it? And is there anything after it?

When I animate, I normally just do it, and don't have any guildlines as to what I'm doing. So I was curious if I was missing a step. As for storyboarding, I normally just keep all that in my head. :angel:
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Re: Storyboarding?

Post by Marji4x » Sun Aug 24, 2008 5:36 am

There is no one way to do it. It can be as simple as doodling on notebook paper...just drawing how you want your shot to look....like drawing a frame and deciding where your tree goes, and where the wolf goes, and that's it.

Studios generally use a template and each studio has its own system. So that's where you'll see fancy setups and pre-drawn frames. Pixar always has some delicious ones:

http://2aday.files.wordpress.com/2007/1 ... -small.jpg

and here's a Disney one. You can see how this is much rougher:

http://www.blackwolf-images.com/images/ ... yboard.jpg

Studios tend to put them up on a board so a bunch of people can see and discuss them at a time:
http://www.jimhillmedia.com/mb/images/u ... 37-web.jpg

but they can also be on a single page, laid out something like this:

http://cias.rit.edu/~pab6510/wordpress/ ... -large.jpg

So there's no hard-fast rule for these....a comic book can be seen as a storyboard, in some ways.

As to after, lots of things can come after....layouts and backgrounds are determined based on storyboards....and character layouts sometimes, where the character is drawn into the scene to see how he will fit....then of course, animation. :)
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Re: Storyboarding?

Post by ecco » Mon Dec 08, 2008 1:06 pm

actually, i dont think thats one of pixars story boards.
ive got a huge book on pixar and they have a lot of pictures like that, but theyre always referred to as "colour scripts" whereas their examples of storyboards and more like the one by Disney you linked to.

I'm not entirely sure but im guessing a colour script is like the next step from storyboarding, i think its to help them figure out the lighting and atmosphere of the scene or something like that.

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Re: Storyboarding?

Post by Marji4x » Mon Dec 08, 2008 2:28 pm

sounds like a fancy name for storyboard ;)

It serves the same purpose I imagne . . . explaining what the shot will look like.
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Re: Storyboarding?

Post by ecco » Mon Dec 08, 2008 3:04 pm

yea, just in more detail... namely the colour/lighting XD
ii think they do these once theyve done the sketchy storyboards, so its just sort of an expansion on how it should all look i suppose.

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