HOW DO THEY DO THAT?
When watching animation in a theater or on television many people are not aware of just how hard it is to do what they’re looking at. So perhaps it would be helpful to list out the process of animated filmmaking here.
This is not to say that all the films you see at DRAWTASTICON (or elsewhere) are done in this precise way. But it does at list give a generic process that professionals tend to use, and which non-professionals might benefit from. It will also help our audiences understand just how insane animators are to create what they’re looking at in the first place!
What follows is most applicable to a traditional, hand-drawn, 2D animated film. But the process will be almost identical for all other forms of animation production in general – with just slight modifications being made to accommodate the medium of animation being used...
With any production there are three stages of creation, ‘PRE-PRODUCTION’, ‘PRODUCTION’ and ‘POST PRODUCTION’. We’ll deal with them a briefly as we can, in separate blogs. Today we’ll deal with ‘PRE-PRODUCTION’...
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