Teaching Animation

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How to Make a Story Reel for Stop Motion Animation

In this video, we’ll show you how to turn a split script, which is really a simplified “storyboard,” into what we in the biz call a “story reel” of your planned video.

This is an opportunity to see if your vision works. Do the images support the script? Have you planned too much? Too little? This rough draft will help you test your ideas. Not only will it show you exactly how long to pace your piece (more on that later) it also works as a quick test to see if the jokes are hitting and if your script is working, before going into the more labor intensive animation process.

Split Script Template

Story Reel Example (MOV)

Teaching Animation Lesson Guide

The development of this program was made possible in part by funds granted by the Covenant Foundation. The statements made and the views expressed in the individual projects, however, are solely the responsibility of the artists.

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