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Animatics

  1. 1. Planning for films To learn how to create a digital storyboard/Animatic
  2. 2. Animatics • Follows storyboard stage • Shows how scene will look with movement, timings, sound and transitions. • Helps with the planning and editing stage. • Helps see how filming would look and if it meets its brief. • Photomatics – same as above but photos rather than drawings/animations To learn how to create a digital storyboard
  3. 3. Why animatics? • The exam board say so! • Demonstrates: – Technological skills – Understanding of conventions – Range of use of ICT • Example: To learn how to create a digital storyboard
  4. 4. To learn how to create a digital storyboard
  5. 5. ELS – Snowy scene Pan around snowy scene. Zigzag to... Fade from black. None – Title on screen High angle. Medium shot. Baby having shoes put on. Cut to ... None Camera follow (tracking) None One snowy day, a little girl was taken out into the cold woods The Masterplan by Oasis High angle, long shot. Child alone. High angle. Long shot. Baby being led outside. The Masterplan fade out. Close up on snow monster. Close up, eye level on scared child. Fade from black. Fade from black. Bird’s Eye. Long shot. Look down on baby. Camera still. Grainy effect. Slow motion High (ish) angle. Medium close up. Baby’s wellies and on footprints. Camera still. Zoom out to ... None The child was left abandoned in the snow Footsteps on snow Long shot, high angle. Rescuer. Medium long shot. Eye level. Hero with child Fade from black. SUDDENLY, out of nowhere ... Fade from black. Fade from black. A mysterious hero, rescued the girl. Fade from black. Roar of the snow To learn how to create a digital storyboard beast Scream of child ‘My hero’ by Foo Fighters fades in to end.
  6. 6. 1 Image: Extreme Long Shot – showing snowy scene Transition: Panning round the scene. Zigzag opening to frame 2. Effects: Fade in from black. Voiceover/Wording: Title on the screen Soundtrack/audio: ‘The Masterplan’ by Oasis. To learn how to create a digital storyboard
  7. 7. 2 Image: High angle. Medium shot. Baby having shoes put on. Transition: Cut to frame 3. Effects: Fade in from black. Voiceover/Wording: ‘One snowy day, a little girl was taken out into the cold woods’ – This appears just before this image. Soundtrack/audio: ‘The Masterplan’ by Oasis continues To learn how to create a digital storyboard
  8. 8. How to Create Movie Maker storyboard 1. Open Movie Maker. 2. Click on ‘Add photo/video’ To learn how to create a digital storyboard
  9. 9. 3. Select the pictures you wish to use. 4. Click on Open when chosen. To learn how to create a digital storyboard
  10. 10. The pictures will appear on the ‘pin-board’ in the movie maker screen. To learn how to create a digital storyboard 5. Click the mouse on the image you wish to use first and drag it to the position on the pin board.
  11. 11. Repeat step 4 and 5 until you have placed your images onto the storyboard in the order you want them. 6. You will then need to select the ‘EDIT’ tab to change length of each frame. To learn how to create a digital storyboard
  12. 12. You can now start adding effects and transitions to your digital storyboard. Transitions: 7. Click on the ‘Animations ’ option on the tab on the top left of the screen. 8. A range of effects will appear underneath. To see all, click the down arrow. 9. For each frame, consider how it will move from one to another. To learn how to create a digital storyboard
  13. 13. Pan and Zoom (how the camera moves within the frame): 10. Click on the ‘pan and zoom’ option on the menu on the right of the screen. 11.A range of camera movements will appear when you click the drop down arrow’. 12.To add an effect, click on the icon. A preview will appear in the viewing screen. To learn how to create a digital storyboard
  14. 14. Adding effects 13. To select the options for slide/frame effects (e.g. Negative effect, mirror image etc) click on the VISUAL EFFECT tab. 14. Choose the effect you feel is needed (again a preview will come up in the viewing screen)’ 15. You can also choose to have multiple effects for a frame’. Click the drop down arrow, then select MULTIPLE EFFECTS. 16. Select the effects for the slide you wish to add, then press ‘APPLY’. To learn how to create a digital storyboard
  15. 15. Adding audio/music 17. Click on ‘ADD MUSIC’ from the options in the ‘home’ tab and select the location of the music file. 18.Choose the song/audio clip you want and click ‘OPEN’ 19.The sound appears in the ‘pin-board’ underneath the images. 20.To edit the music length/volume etc, double click on the sound track (the green line) on the pin board and see To the options at the top of learn how to create a digital storyboard the page.
  16. 16. Adding sound/Narration 21. To add audio or narration select the option ‘record narration’ and choose from the relevant drop down option. 22.To record a voiceover, connect a microphone to the computer and select record option. To learn how to create a digital storyboard
  17. 17. Adding Captions to the film/story board 23.Select the option on the home tab – ‘Captions’. 24.Edit the text box (on the preview box) as desired – the text will appear in the box under the selected frame. 25.To edit the style/movement/font/size/timing etc of the writing, choose from the options along the top. 26.To move the text to a different frame/place, click and drag the pink box to desired place. To learn how to create a digital storyboard
  18. 18. Adding Titles/credits to the film/story board 27.Select the option on the home tab – ‘Titles’ or ‘Credits’ (depending on whether you want writing BEFORE or AFTER the film. 28.Edit the Title as required and use options at top to change font/size/style/movement etc To learn how to create a digital storyboard
  19. 19. The completed storyboard Imported images used in the project. Preview screen. Play button to watch your work. •Image/video clips. •Music/Sound •Writing add to frames To learn how to create a digital storyboard
  20. 20. To learn how to create a digital storyboard
  21. 21. Saving your work – saving the project file Go to File (top left hand corner of the programme). Select ‘Save Project As’ Give the project a name. Click on SAVE ** NOTE – If you then save/copy this file onto a memory stick/email it home, you WILL LOSE all your images. If you want your finished film, follow the steps on the next page. To learn how to create a digital storyboard This is ONLY to save the project on the location you are working – if you are working on a school computer, you will be able to access this work at any school computer. **
  22. 22. Saving your work – making it a movie file (final stage) 1. Once your work is completed, select the blue tab(file tab). 1. Select ‘SAVE MOVIE’. 2. Click on ‘FOR COMPUTER’. 3. Click on ‘OK’ 5. The computer will publish your work. To learn how to create a digital storyboard A green bar will appear to show how long this will take. 4. Name the file and choose the location to save to. Click ‘SAVE’ 6. When this box appears, Your work is all saved!
  23. 23. This is what the published file should look like. To learn how to create a digital storyboard
  24. 24. The completed animatic/photomatic To learn how to create a digital storyboard
  25. 25. • http://trainspottinggroupblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 2011/10/creating-animatic.html (no transitions or movement, but sound, timings and camera positions) • http://meganwhitemedia.blogspot.co.uk/201 1/10/animatic.html use of feedback in class too. To learn how to create a digital storyboard
  26. 26. Have a go... • Set of images on Shared area. • Use them to create a storyboard. Consider transitions, camera movement/shots, text, sound, Music etc. To learn how to create a digital storyboard

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