Thanks to a boardmatic – an animated storyboard with the voice-over – we were able to judge the dynamic and the timing of each film. This allowed us to see whether the scenes were too long or too short or if we had to adjust or add extra parts.
Meanwhile, our sound designer set at work to compose an ad hoc music that could support and enrich the atmosphere of the stories. With the first music draft, the voice-over and all ready illustrations, we proceeded with the final phase of this first part of the production: the animatic. This is the first stage before starting the proper animation where the client can already get a general feeling on how the final film is going to look like, on how all levels (audio and visual) work together. Upon approval, the team started animating.
Instead of concentrating immediately on the single details, we decided to animate each film roughly at once and collected feedback within the team before moving to the fine tuning of sequences and elements. This method allowed us to have a better control of process and overall timing.