Tag Archives: Animatic


The reason why it has taken us so long to actually comprise an animatic is because we weren’t entirely sure how to communicate our concept on paper, and had already created playblasts of the movements of the camera and various objects that we wanted in our animation.

So it seemed rather redundant to then go back and make an 2D animatic of what we had already done, when we essentially had the majority of our animation roughly done in 3D.

However, we decided it would be best to create an animatic- since it was one of the requirements in the brief.

Link: https://youtu.be/GSMjvOH6-ec

This is a very rough 2D animatic of our animation, without sound as we are still uncertain as to which approach we want to adopt to it; do we want to create a soundtrack with synthesisers, or, do we want to use distorted voices?

This 2D animatic doesn’t fully illustrate the movement of the cubes and cylinders (what I keep referring to as “pipes”) that we actually have, as it is time consuming and there are already play blasted versions of this in my previous posts.


BNS Animatic 01

This is the animatic I did for the animation whilst I was staying in Bantry. I kept meaning to upload it.

I’ve since decided to leave the granny out of the animation and to also move the position of the door, as you can see in the previous posts.

Link: https://youtu.be/qai3fxo4LEU

Updated Animatics

2D by Amy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeOXNpq8iCk

Amy created this 2D animatic for a few weeks ago, which was pretty awesome.

2D by Me and Amy: https://youtu.be/SSZwQhPFThQ

Having received feedback from the last presentation, I created another animatic and then asked Amy to put it together in Premiere because I got lost. She then put it on dropbox for our group to see and sent me a link to a tutorial on how to solve the problem I had.

3D by Me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8sL5l8uluM&list=PLzeQQXfcnrBwLgZ0pg6gcAzQaWzHu_Vk9&index=10

We needed a 3D animatic pretty urgently, so I sat down last night once I got home and quickly made this. You can tell at which point I got fed up because I could even manage to arch the stones as they flew at the T-Rex.

Presentation 3

Presentation: 15 Second Animation-week 10


  • Ending is obvious
  • Maybe have the T-Rex struggle to throw the rock
  • Dinosaur design needs to be balanced- see chickens
  • Walk cycle of the dinosaur is unnecessary and time consuming
  • Worked ourselves into a rut


  • New animatic:
  • Changed landscape
  • Altered storyline
    • Parasaurolophus’ playing with stones and accidentally knock T-Rex
    • T-Rex attempts to retaliate but fails due to tiny arms
    • Two dinosaurs launch a further attack for amusement
    • T-Rex surrenders


We came up with several endings for the animatic. We wanted to have the chance to visualise each idea but so far the original idea of the two dinosaurs tossing the rock as a joke seems the most feasible, the one with the meteor is kind of boring, the first one is simply too short and the pterodactyl one is cutting it close with the time.

This started off as a storyboard that I was doing and then we realised that we could basically stick it together as a movie, it also gave us more time to explore other ideas for the ending of the story.

Screen Shot 2015-05-13 at 14.34.59

Screen Shot 2015-05-13 at 14.36.34

  • The rock bounces off the dinosaur’s head
  • The rock bounces off and it’s revealed a pair of dinosaurs threw it as a joke
  • The rock bounces off, and as he turns to look, he gets squashed by a meteor
  • The rock bounces off, and as he turns to look, he is abducted by a pterodactyl


Version 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QleMS9tY6-M&feature=youtu.be

Version 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpCvM-nirQo&list=PL3ZwHKJqL0UZfedoFKlw-PX3V_-0l2d9R&index=2

Version 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7ywrONPuns&list=PL3ZwHKJqL0UZfedoFKlw-PX3V_-0l2d9R&index=3

Version 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGpzWIpiACk&list=PL3ZwHKJqL0UZfedoFKlw-PX3V_-0l2d9R&index=4&spfreload=10

Typography Animatic Experiment

I had the idea that we could perhaps compose all of our images from text – the saying “a picture paints a thousand words” was swimming about my head- so that’s what I attempted to do.

i ended up having to put colour behind the text because it was making my eyes feel like falling out because the contrast was too strong.

Video link : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfKPBI-2f1U