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How to Make Animated Films by Kathryn Spencer, Tony White

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Film Production 9 

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Background and Environment Layouts

You are now almost ready to begin animation at last … but not quite!

The scene is ready to go in terms of the colored background but the animation has yet to move beyond the animation layout stage. (Source: Fire Gods, by Saille Schumacher.)

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The next things that need to be attended to before your produce your animation are the film backgrounds and layouts. In 2D animation it is impossible to start to animate without first knowing where the elements that move and those don't move are going to ...

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