Traditional animators always have on hand a Sheet or Sheet Exposure Exposure to plan your shots and transmit the information to the intercalators. Besides, They used to combine the planning with the creation of thumbnails…
Personally, the xSheet serves me not only for exploring a level but also as a roadmap to record me.
As I explain, my methodology when planning is as follows:
– Aiming dialogue and transcribing phonetically
– Locate accents
– Associating those accents with time information
– Aiming some actions and moods in relation to those accents
– Draw some thumbnails in connection with the above
That's why, it occurred to me to create a template in which group together all these data.
Sequence : Name Sequence
Shot : Number plane
Part : Part of the plane
Length : Duration plane
Deadline : Deadline
Dialogue : Transcript dialogue
Beat : Notes on audio (intonation, accents and pauses)
Time : Number of frames in which the accents are placed
Lipsync : phonetic transcription of the dialogue
Action : Action taken in the concrete beat
Mood : Character mood on the beat
Thumbnails : Small sketches to plan animation
I will explain later my approach to tackling the LIPSYNC and I will give you some tips on THUMBNAILS.
NOTE : Here I leave the link to download the Template.
I hope that was usefull…