Animatics are animated video storyboards. Think of them as taking the art of storytelling a step beyond storyboards; breathing life into drawings through motion and sound. In the past, animatics have benn most commonly used for a host of production and marketing-related applications, such as commercials, sales pitches, special effects previews, bumpers, market testing, promos, show opens. However, with the real-time availability of production animatics, we're using them in features, TV series and commercial production work as well.
We specialize in quick production animatics. We use the new Toonboom Storyboard Pro software to deliver animatics virtually as fast as we can draw. We can cut the production time for animatics in less than half. Below is brief intro to our real-time production animatics along with a demo of various styles.
Mark produced the boards and animatics for Lionsgate's horror movie, You're Next. Here's some behind-the-scenes info on the boarding of the movie, all done long distance. Plus, we'll show you a shot-by-shot comparison of the movie trailer and the boards Mark drew for many of the shots.
The animatic below is for a pilot of a show we created, Luke and Reece Save The World.
Mark wrote and directed the short below for Toon Boom to profile everything their storyboard and animation softwares can do. Our animatic blew them away. It was then sent to Korea for the final animation.
The sample below was produced for the movie The Day The Music Died, the story about the 50's rocker the Big Bopper. We boarded to the music and built the animatic in real time. This was used not only for production, but for raising funds. (Roll-over the image above for the Play options)
The animatic below was produced so fast we never showed the client the storyboards. By the time we finished the boards, the animatic was complete. It saved a tremendous amount of time in approvals. You can also compare that to the finished spot below. (Don't worry though, the software also outputs printable boards)
Mark Simon, our owner, produced many of the training videos for Toon Boom's Storyboard Pro software. We use this software for both live-action and animation projects. You can watch one of the training videos below.
Below is a pair of animatics for an animated series created by Andrew Orillion called Zoo U. We designed the characters for him too. He's using these animatics to pitch his show at TV conferences like NATPE.
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