Animated Film Production: Storyboards.

Storyboards are an essential part of animated filmmaking process. Everybody wants to know how you storyboard. We decided to decipher some of “Rocks In My Pockets” animation production process into a comprehensive, easy to access form, starting with storyboards. Everything you need to know about them , is here:

After we recorded and edited our segment on storyboards, we found out that Bill Plympton had freshly posted his opinion on waterboarding… sorry, storyboarding! He disagreed entirely what I had to say, on every smallest point. Battle of Animated Minds.

Here’s Bill Plympton’s take on storyboards:

You can check out his blog ScribbleJunkies if you need more inspiration.

Just don’t forget to come back next Tuesday when we post the next segment on animated film production –  making stop motion sets.

About rocksinmypocketsthemovie

I was born in Latvia, educated in Moscow, live in New York. I have made about 14 animated shorts so far.
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8 Responses to Animated Film Production: Storyboards.

  1. anik says:

    Looks like he doesn’t consider wa… storyboarding to be a torture

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  4. Elliot Cowan says:

    I board very little myself.
    1) I spent 11 years directing and editing television commercials so I can instinctually visualize what need to do.
    2) I find I simplify things better.
    3) I rarely follow them when do them anyway.
    4) it’s not like I have a massive crew that needs to be intimately informed of every single detail.

    • Yes, Elliot, for a short film or commercial spot that is fair, but to keep all 90 minutes of the work-in-progress feature in your head at all time is sort of difficult, things get fragmented and you can never be sure how they look together as one film. So I sort of see Bill’s point, I just can’t follow his advise, because following a storyboard makes me so bored I collapse in a weeping pile on top of it.
      I guess only you and me are brave enough to improvise a feature film? do you have boards for your feature?

      • Elliot Cowan says:

        I started out doing so out of a sense of duty but really didn’t look at them afterwards.
        I’m trying to do the thing with as few shots as possible so it’s no so essential.
        I’ve boarded the scenes that others are doing, of course.

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