Lesson:Animatic

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May 15, 2008 -- See Mohamed Alsayed's animatic movie at YouTube.


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Narrative Film Production:
Course #01: The Basics
Lesson:
Lesson: Creating the animatic
Pages of this Lesson:
Introduction to the animatic You are here!
Preparing the storyboards
Creating the film score
Editing the animatic
Creating the sound effects
Compositing the matte painting
Graduation - Completed animatics


Creating the animatic
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The final lesson

Creating a movie of the storyboards
This is the final lesson of this course. This is also the most difficult. You have to combine everything you have learned in this course, the film scoring course, and the film editing course to create a movie which shows you roughly what the final movie will be like.
What is an animatic?
An animatic is the storyboards turned into a movie. You combine the music, the dialog and the storyboards to create a rough version of the final movie.
Why an animatic?
The animatic (the movie of the storyboards) has one major purpose. This animatic will show you if this movie will be successful or not. That is why this step is so important.
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Why an animatic?

The animatic is a proof of concept!
Will your movie idea be a sucess? The animatic can help you with planning a successful project.
The Hollywood System
In Hollywood, if the studio likes the script, they may provide money for the production. You don't need to create an animatic to begin filming but a professional production will want to create storyboards, shot lists and breakdowns for their crew.
Filmmaking for normal folks
Before we begin shooting film or video or before we begin an animation project, it can be helpful to create an animatic to test out the idea and the timing of the final project.
Creating an animatic is not easy especially in 3D. Each of the lesson pages in this lesson should be complete lessons.
Later, as more people completed this lesson, I will expand the instructions. But for now, the instructions are minimal.
If you have questions
Therefore, I hope that the steps are not confusing. If you have any questions, please write me. Crystal Clear app xfmail.png

Be prepared

All the steps
In the Wikiversity Film School, there are three major courses.
  • Basic filmmaking (this course)
  • Film editing
  • Film scoring
To complete this course, you will find it useful to also complete the other courses.

The elements

To complete this lesson, you need:
  • Finished storyboards
  • Recorded dialog
  • Music for the film score
Use any of the elements
You can use anyone's storyboards, dialog, or film score. Look below for the completed pieces that you need.





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Here are the individual storyboards for Kasturika. Click on the picture to see a larger image and then click on the words "Full resolution" to see the full-size clip which you can download to your computer ready for editing.


1. Kasturika storyboard 01.png 2. Kasturika storyboard 02.png 3. Kasturika storyboard 03.png 4. Kasturika storyboard 04.png 5. Kasturika storyboard 05.png 6. Kasturika storyboard 06.png 7. Kasturika storyboard 07.png 8. Kasturika storyboard 08.png 9. Kasturika storyboard 09.png 10. Kasturika storyboard 10.png 11. Kasturika storyboard 11.png 12. Kasturika storyboard 12.png 13. Kasturika storyboard 13.png 14. Kasturika storyboard 14.png 15. Kasturika storyboard 15.png



Here are the individual storyboards for Sir Mok. Click on the picture to see a larger image and then click on the words "Full resolution" to see the full-size PAL Wide-screen 1.85 clip which you can download to your computer ready for editing.


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Homework
(1) Young Person: "That was a great movie..."
(2) Young Person (contined): "but I do not understand one thing."
(3) Old Person: "What's that?"
(4) Young Person: "How can anyone be seduced by the Dark Side?"
(5) Old Person: "Hummm"
(6) Old Person: "What computer do you have at home?"
(7) Young Person (eagerly): "A Macintosh!"
(8) Old Person: "But what computer does your father use at work?"
(9) Young Person "Hummm"
(10) Young Person (amazed and excited): "Seduced by the Dark Side!"
(11) Old Person: "Ahhh!"
Fat Penguinsays, "I used the basic microphone on my personal computer and a free application called Goldwave. I used noise reduction effect and changed the pitch. The software can be found on www.goldwave.com.



Click on the dialog to hear the sound.


(1) Young Person: "That was a great movie..."
(2) Young Person (contined): "but I do not understand one thing."
(3) Old Person: "What's that?"
(4) Young Person: "How can anyone be seduced by the Dark Side?"
(5) Old Person: "Hummm"
(6) Old Person: "What computer do you have at home?"
(7) Young Person (eagerly): "A Macintosh!"
(8) Old Person: "But what computer does your father use at work?"
(9) Young Person "Hummm"
(10) Young Person (amazed and excited): "Seduced by the Dark Side!"
(11) Old Person: "Ahhh!"
Kasturika completed the assignment at home in New Delhi, India.



Click on the dialog to hear the sound.


(1) Young Person: "That was a great movie..."
(2) Young Person (contined): "but I do not understand one thing."
(3) Old Person: "What's that?"
(4) Young Person: "How can anyone be seduced by the Dark Side?"
(5) Old Person: "Hummm"
(6) Old Person: "What computer do you have at home?"
(7) Young Person (eagerly): "A Macintosh!"
(8) Old Person: "But what computer does your father use at work?"
(9) Young Person "Hummm"
(10) Young Person (amazed and excited): "Seduced by the Dark Side!"
(11) Old Person: "Ahhh!"
Tunderboy9 completed the assignment at home island of Aruba, Netherlands.



Click on the dialog to hear the sound.


(1) Young Person: "That was a great movie..."
(2) Young Person (contined): "but I do not understand one thing."
(3) Old Person: "What's that?"
(4) Young Person: "How can anyone be seduced by the Dark Side?"
(5) Old Person: "Hummm"
(6) Old Person: "What computer do you have at home?"
(7) Young Person (eagerly): "A Macintosh!"
(8) Old Person: "But what computer does your father use at work?"
(9) Young Person "Hummm"
(10) Young Person (amazed and excited): "Seduced by the Dark Side!"
(11) Old Person: "Ahhh!"
Sir Mok completed the assignment at home in Cairo, Egypt.



Click on the dialog to hear the sound.


(1) Young Person: "That was a great movie..."
(2) Young Person (contined): "but I do not understand one thing."
(3) Old Person: "What's that?"
(4) Young Person: "How can anyone be seduced by the Dark Side?"
(5) Old Person: "Hummm"
(6) Old Person: "What computer do you have at home?"
(7) Young Person (eagerly): "A Macintosh!"
(8) Old Person: "But what computer does your father use at work?"
(9) Young Person "Hummm"
(10) Young Person (amazed and excited): "Seduced by the Dark Side!"
(11) Old Person: "Ahhh!"
Moraistelmo recorded them at home, in Newark, New Jersey, USA.

Click on the dialog to hear the sound.


(1) Young Person: "That was a great movie..."
(2) Young Person (contined): "but I do not understand one thing."
(3) Old Person: "What's that?"
(4) Young Person: "How can anyone be seduced by the Dark Side?"
(5) Old Person: "Hummm"
(6) Old Person: "What computer do you have at home?"
(7) Young Person (eagerly): "A Macintosh!"
(8) Old Person: "But what computer does your father use at work?"
(9) Young Person "Hummm"
(10) Young Person (amazed and excited): "Seduced by the Dark Side!"
(11) Old Person: "Ahhh!"
Sushant recorded them at home, in Hyderbad, India.

Click on the dialog to hear the sound.


(1) Young Person: "That was a great movie..."
(2) Young Person (contined): "but I do not understand one thing."
(3) Old Person: "What's that?"
(4) Young Person: "How can anyone be seduced by the Dark Side?"
(5) Old Person: "Hummm"
(6) Old Person: "What computer do you have at home?"
(7) Young Person (eagerly): "A Macintosh!"
(8) Old Person: "But what computer does your father use at work?"
(9) Young Person "Hummm"
(10) Young Person (amazed and excited): "Seduced by the Dark Side!"
(11) Old Person: "Ahhh!"
Pruthvirajg recorded them at home, in Scuderbad, India.

Click on the dialog to hear the sound.


For help playing OGG files, go to Commons:Media help or to Wikipedia:Media help (Ogg)


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The next page

Before we can edit the movie together, we need to gather up all the elements. Above, select the best dialog and the best storyboards. Then we go to the film scoring page for the animatic.

Contact your instructor

Your instructor for this filmmaking class is Robert Elliott. You can email me by clicking here. Crystal Clear app xfmail.png


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