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How to Make Animated Films by Kathryn Spencer, Tony White

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Film Production 4 

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Thumbnails

With the script written and the major concept and character design work done, it is now time to seriously think about your filmic approach, without tying you down too much to a rigid structure that may limit your creative imagination at this state. This is where thumbnails come in.

A full thumbnail storyboard sequence outlines the entire storyline. (Source: DigiPen student art by Aaron Lamb.)

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Thumbnails to a filmmaker are what five-finger exercises are to a pianist or a-b-c is to a writer. Thumbnails are small, expressive ...

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