1. Animation Project Strategizing
Strategizing will ensure organized and efficient animation pre-production.
2. Animation Story Conceptualization
The creative process of crafting, developing, and communicating different abstract thoughts and concepts.
3. Animation Scriptwriting
Scriptwriting will ensure organized and efficient animation pre-production.
4. Art Direction and Character Design
During this step, you draft and finalize the design of your sets, characters, the typography of your text, dimensions, and the color palette of your animated video.
5. Animation Storyboarding
Storyboarding is about creating or inserting a series of sequential images in a comic book-like strip to illustrate the shot composition, flow, look, and feel of your animated video.
An animatic is basically an animated storyboard. It shows you a series of timed low-resolution storyboard images played in order to illustrate how your animated video will flow.
7. Key Animation
This step involves making the skeleton of your animation or a rough sketch of your character's actions. The step may also be considered a 'rough animation'.
8. Animation Background Layout
Animated scenes' backgrounds must also be sketched since they are often affected by your characters' movements.
9. Animation Lighting
The right lighting in every scene will effectively convey its mood, adding power and impact in character dialogues and movements.
10. Animation Sound Design and Dialogue Recording
This step consists of the musical score, the sound effects, and the voiceover narrations.
11. Animation Color Correction and Color Grading
It involves manipulating the sharpness of colors, contrast, blackness depth, white balance, and the color overlays in the animated video's every scene.
12. Compositing and Final Revisions
This step will merge all the animation elements you and/ or your team has worked on into one video.
13. Run-through and Render the Animated Video
In this step, you must also check for any continuity errors in sound, dialogue, editing, and remedy any minor flaw for the final animation video to come out seamlessly.
Remember to carefully go through every scene and shot in your animated video.