One of the most important processes of making an animation is creating a storyboard. A storyboard is pretty much the backbone of any animation.
In order to create an animation that flows well, and captures the viewer’s attention, a storyboard is essential.
Storyboards are used to plan the story, scenes, and shot composition of an animation. They are really just a story in pictures, just like reading a picture book without the words. Most animators, if not all, create storyboards before production. Without t
hem, the animation would most likely fall apart. Without planning ahead that’s involved in creating storyboards, an animation would become cluttered and confusing. This is the perfect opportunity for an animator to know what they are going to create before they create it.
Storyboards are also important because they provide blocking and focus information. They answer questions like what actors or characters are talking to each other? And who or what should be focused on? They provide the knowledge of where the scene should be focused, and this also helps the director when directing a particular scene. These changes in focus can help direct the viewer’s eye and therefore create a much more entertaining, and catching movie.
They also demonstrate editing possibilities; they provide the director with a visual of what each scene will look like, and where to edit if necessary. Just by looking at a storyboard a director can decide what length each shot needs to be, when to cut, and what the next scene will show. This gives the director better control over a film.
It also helps the animators animating the film the visual of each scene and the location of the characters in the scene helps speed up the process of the animation, and makes the animator’s job more fluid and easier. There are many different processes in creating a film, but the fact remains that in order to make a film entertaining and capturing a storyboard is essential.