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