An animatic is a series of storyboards set in motion to an audio track of music or dialogue. Often, the director will employ the use of an animatic for the purposes of checking the timing, action, and camera angle of their project.
A free book exists on the internet, written by Stephan Vladimir Bugaj, regarding the 22 Rules of Story, as originally tweeted by Emma Coats. Who are these people, you ask? They’re the people getting the job done and you should be interested if you want to get the job done yourself!
For the third straight month, I’m opening my brain and letting you, yes, YOU!, John Q Public, come on in and steal some of my best, well.. some of my ideas. It’s a fire sale and as Steely Dan once said, everything must go!
“The knife slid warmly with the fine, light grain. Mr. Stockpot held the block of summer linden firmly in his gloved left hand and drew the blade across the groove once again, peeling away a thin layer that circled over itself before breaking free and softly dropping to the floor where hundreds of similar clippings greeted it.”
My holiday was filled with Christmas cheer and water painting. I made three greeting cards, two ornaments and a tree straight out of a Winnie-Pooh cartoon.
The bad news is: I didn’t win the contest and will, therefore, regrettably, not be able to give $250 to my fake charity, “Beaks Across America” (an imaginary cause that aims to install solar panels on birds wings so they can conserve energy). But the good news is….
Drawing prompts are meant to induce creative thinking and hopefully, if we’re really lucky, action. I’ve seen lists of drawing prompts as long as my left leg and I always feel overwhelmed by them. I much prefer bite-sized prompts that keep my options limited and focused and that’s why I offer 20 drawing prompts here.
Walt Disney knew how to put small animals to work and amazingly, the animals never seemed to mind. The birds and mice in Cinderella do half of her chores for her, and they do it with a smile. I can barely get my cats to cover their own poop in the litterbox! I’m not joking.