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How to Make Animated Films by Kathryn Spencer, Tony White

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Film Production 13 

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Placement and Timing

We've already discussed placement and timing in Part 1, so this is just a gentle reminder of the things you should start to think about right now.

With keys blocked out and a pose test shot, you will need to start considering the number of in-between positions that will be necessary to link them. By recording the keys to the frame numbers indicated on the exposure sheet, hand-drawn 2D animators will be able to both number their keys and calculate the required in-between drawings. Other animators will just have to judge by seeing the number of frames between one pose timing to the next on the pose test. ...

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