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How to Make Animated Films by Kathryn Spencer, Tony White

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Film Production 8 

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Animatic and Bacher Boards

An animatic is quite simply the filming of the finished storyboard in synchronization with the final soundtrack. Technically, it is a very easy process, but creatively it is very challenging, as the animatic is the foundation on which everything else in your film will be built. Consequently, the animatic stage of a production must never be underestimated by the conscientious filmmaker.

This is the great moment where we begin to see things appear on the screen! (Source: DigiPen student art by Eric Wiley.)

However, before we explore the world of Animatics we should first briefly examine a relatively ...

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