How to make your own animation movie (Like mine, BWAHAHAHA)
Haz tu propia peli de animación (Como la mia, JUAJUAJUAA (Es mi risa malvada)
Por Lohenhart (esto no hacía falta traducirlo, creo)
This is what you need: Pencil, rubber, sharpener, a paper packet (500 sheets aprox). And a Pc with scanner and programs like Photoshop and Macromedia Flash. And of course, lots of patience, folks.
If you have the music, make your first drawings, dont try to make it great, this draws is only for you, be fast and follow the rythm of the music. Many draws, many ideas you have to use after.
3-Plannig all together
Before to start animating, choose all the drawings you did (in the last step), and build your story, like an Storyboard, from the start, to the end.
This is the most difficult part. I can´t explain you how to animate, because thats is very extend and complicated to explain in a few lines. My advice is you must learn from the best animations you like, and make it yours. If you´re idea is to did more than 3 mins, man, good luck, thats is TONS of work. Look, my animation was 2 minutes aprx, and I did 854 drawings. If is your fisrt animation try with something more short, like 1 min or less. And, of course, enjoy! Animate is hard, but at the end, is very funny!!
5- Photoshop and Flash.
Once you have done all your animation, is time to scan, the most boring part of the process.
After, use Photoshop to resize the images, make transparency, or coloured it (I did it in Black and White). With all that, mount it in Flash, making the layers you need for your characters, and your backgrounds.
Set your preferences first. 25 fps is the full, but works great at 12 frames to.
Now, First, you must take your drawings and put them in each layer (For example, your character in the top layer, and the background on the bottom)
Use the panel "align" to fit the images to the dimensions of the stage.
Who´s behind that mask?
¿Quién se esconderá tras esa máscara? ¿En serio a alguien le importa?