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Producing Animation by Zahra Dowlatabadi, Catherine Winder

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The Production Plan

Production Plan Overview

Mapping out a production plan is a creative process. This is where the producer has to commit his or her vision to paper. If this vision is not working, as in any creative process, the producer must be flexible and open to questioning and changing his or her parameters in order to come up with alternative scenarios. Devising the plan entails making assumptions at each step of the way. Because every phase in animation is dependent on the successful completion of the previous, the producer must anticipate and plan for all possibilities. Working with input from the buyer, the director, and other key parties such as the seller, the producer’s main task is to ask questions and gather as much information ...

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