Filmmaking Basics/Editing the Animatic

WikiU Film School - Lesson #007: Editing the Animatic
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The animatic is a bit like a slide show. We take the images from the storyboards and turn them into a movie. We use the dialog we have recorded plus the temp movie film score to create an accurate timing of the final movie. The storyboards or the dialog alone will not allow us to accurately time the movie. We need to put it all together.

The Editing Program


You can use almoat any editing program. There is only one problem. That is the size. Most editing programs (such as editing programs which work only with DV footage) are limited to the frame size. Hopefully, you can find an editing program which will letterbox the storyboard frames and not stretch them out of proportion. Both iMovie and MovieMakers should work fine.