Animatic

Here is an animatic I have created of my whole piece. I had never created an animatic before, but found that ‘the goal of an animatic is to define the timing for a piece of moving image’ (Chambers, 2021) and I definitely agree that creating my animatic has helped me to plan out and visualise my final sequence much better. Originally, within my storyboard I didn’t include any estimated timings because I was finding it quite hard to visualise my piece but, when putting together my shots of the animatic I was able to try out different timings for the various scenes and then figure out what timings would work the best and how well each scene would flow. Creating the animatic also enabled me to make sure I would have enough footage to last until the required 60 seconds for the sequence.

Overall, the animatic did seem to take me quite a while to make, but this was mainly because I decided to draw out each frame again as I wasn’t happy with how some of them looked. I did encounter some small problems when creating my animatic, particularly when trying to save each frame for the animatic from Procreate onto my iPad, and then from there onto Box ready to load onto my laptop in Premier Pro, I realised that even though I had named and numbered all of my files in order of the sequence that I wanted on Procreate, for some reason they ended up having automated and generic image names that weren’t in the order of the sequence. Because of this, I then had to spend some time saving my frames individually in order, uploading them to multiple Box files ready for importing into Premier Pro correctly. This has helped to highlight how important naming files and organising them correctly is, particularly when creating something like this where it is crucial that all frames are in the correct sequence. 

References:

Chambers, J (2021) What is an animatic? Available online: https://boords.com/animatic/what-is-the-definition-of-an-animatic-storyboard [Accessed 27/10/21].

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