Today was the last day of Cartoon Boot Camp: Storyboard to Animatic at the Cartoon Art Museum. I had a class of 10 kids who all work hard to create storyboard drawings which I then made into an animatic. An animatic (or Lycra Reel or Pre-Visualization) is a technique that was first used by animation studios like Disney to create a simulation of what a finished film would look like before spending time and money to produced finished footage. Now most productions do storyboards and animatics too so they can get an idea of what their production will look like. Some even go so far as to do simple computer animations in 3D to figure out complex action scenes.
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