Hey guys - I put together a little behind the scenes making-of video of the Coz/Effect movie so you can see how an animated movie is made.
Stage 1 - Animatics, this is where we take the pencil storyboards and time them to music and sound to test the pacing. Once approved the move to roughs
Stage 2 - Rough Primary Animation - using the approved models, the animators do rough each scene focusing on posing and not expression. Facial expressions and other details are secondary animation that are added after the primary animation is approved.
Stage 3 - Rough Secondary Animation (not featured in clips) - this is where facial expressions, eye movements and other details are added after the primary posing is approved.
Stage 4 - Final Render - upon approval of the roughs by the director, the final render is compiled for the movie.