26 May Beginners guide: How to create an animated video?

Work on the animated video – a painstaking process, that takes a long time. Most customers of the opinion that such a slow – the lack of professionals. Others believe that they have their only true idea of shooting movies and creating animations in general. In this article we will look at each of the stages of work on animated video.

1. Terms of Reference

A simple example – your firm needs to develop roller. It is necessary to immediately determine his view – posed or animated. It all depends on the ideas and brand positioning. But in this case, we will tell about the steps involved in creating an animated video.

2. Scripting

The presence of the script –  key moment of the entire follow-up work. Proper construction of the script on a par with the presence of creative ideas – a guarantee that the animation will be successful. 

Often customers believe, that to write the script simple. Many of them refuse to specialist services, trying to create their own “masterpiece”, but often their attempts are doomed to failure because of the lack of experience. The work on the script for the animated video should have a clear structure, which must be provided to every detail.

The work on the script for the animated movie should have a clear structure, which must be provided to every detail.

Here are some of them:

- assessment of the timing roller;

-assessment cost of the work;

-terms of creation of animation;

-select employees to work on the roll;

 -time video development plan.

These details help to streamline the process of organization and each of its stages.

3. Storyboarding and presentation

The ideal scenario – achievement, but it is only a preparatory step for further action. The next stage – the storyboard and presentation. Storyboard – a series of visual images, arranged in the correct order. Each of the designs is the future of animation footage video. Based on the storyboard, create a presentation or animatic. It is a cutting frame and the primary voice acting.

4. Visualization Project

The next stage – to discuss the visual component of the project. In our opinion, this is another way to express the creative approach of the script. In addition, close discussed brand image, which is to be found in the video display. The animated video is to present the border between the original plan and his future incarnation.

That is why the storyboard and the presentation of some of the main components, which will be based in the future illustrators and designers. But increasingly useful auxiliary visual data. They will help both the customer and performers to assess the volume of work both in money and time terms.

5. Cost estimate the video

Cost estimate consists of the following items:

-time spent on the development of the characters and graphics for animation;

-time spent directly on character animation and details;

-installation of video / post-production;

-work on the creation of sound tracks;

-cost scoring.

6. Timing plan

Sophisticated timing plan will help not only the customer, but also to everyone who is working on a roll correctly assess their capabilities. The plan is especially necessary when the video is to be prepared in a short time, such as before the presentation for the conference.

7. Sound

The basic process begins with him. If the video is the voice of the announcer, you must first record voice. The audio track with a voice – an important element for the future work of the animators. Due to the track are calculated scenes and transitions from one animation to another drawing.

8. Illustration

Initially, the main movie characters are drawn. Each image must be rendered and carefully match the concept of technical specification. The following work on additional details and background effects.

9. Animation

Finished illustrations transmitted team of animators. They “give life” to the heroes with the help of rigging equipment. Rigging is a graphic animation of the character and the “transfer” of the mobile base / backbone, thereby forming an animated effect. 

 The next step – the characters are placed in certain frames, where they are given the necessary movements. Likewise held animation and minor details added motion-design elements, and elaborate transitions between shots and scenes.

10. Installation

These frames are assembled into a single video. This work can take anywhere from two to ten days: everything will depend on the complexity of the animation and design.

11. Post-production

This process is more suitable for staging the shooting, but is sometimes used in the animation. Its essence – the presence in the animation of all the elements that are discussing in the preparation of visual style.

It can be two-dimensional effects that contribute to increased interest in the topic roller. In addition, they can perform the role of distracting and if not enough is disclosed essence of the brand.

12. Work on the sound

At this stage, the work enters sound. His responsibilities include the following:

-search desired soundtrack, which will help to reveal the plot of the animated movie;

-search sound (noise) effects to video.

It may seem that the duties at the engineer not so great, but it is not. The correct sonic shell becomes exactly that “twist”, which lacks any video. Occasionally the music (sounds) are the only means of transmitting ideas animated movie, and then it is responsible for sound, to convey to customers and audience of the brand / product positioning.

13. Reduction

The reduction becomes the final point of the working process: the audio track with the voices of the characters and the music track must work in sync with the animated visuals.

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