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Storyboards for a film with Flickr, OpenClipart, Inkscape, Gimp, and ImageMagick

Jun 11, 2010, 12:09 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Terry Hancock)

[ Thanks to steve hill for this link. ]

"Animated films (and even live-action films with animated special effects) involve quite a bit of work for every second you see on screen. This creates a production problem in terms of reduced flexibility. You can't experimentally shoot a shot over and over again from different angles until you're satisfied. Instead, you need to know exactly what you intend to produce, and then produce that.

"But how do you figure it out? At first, of course, you have the ideas in your head — you see the film like a little movie running inside your mind. But that's deceptive and difficult to quantify. So we have steps for moving the idea out of your head and onto paper (and/or into computers)."

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