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Disney published 6 storylines in MOANA that might have been different

There are many things we know for sure when it comes to Moana—for instance, that Maui can shapeshift, and that Moana loves the ocean. But there are also a number of unknown fun facts—including fascinating ideas about Pua, Heihei, and Gramma Tala that changed the outcome of the film—which Moana producer Osnat Shurer revealed to […]

10 important Tips from DreamWorks for creating storyboards

Storyboards are an extremely useful tool to have in the pre-production process. Simply put, storyboards are comic-like drawings used to show shot layouts and composition. Big budget features have artists specifically hired to make storyboards for the film, but most indie-filmmakers have to do the job themselves. If your drawing skills are anything like mine, […]

The storyboards made by PIXAR

STORYBOARD Storyboards are a hand-drwan version of the movie and serve as the blueprint for the action and dialogue. Each storyboard artist receives script pages or a “beat outline”, a map of the characters’ emotional changes that need to be seen through actions. Using these as guidelines, the artists envision their assigned sequences, draw them […]

What Is A Storyboard And How to Make a Storyboard?

When you make a video for your business, be it a demo video, a sales video, a training video, or any short online business video, planning is extremely important. One of the most important stages of planning out your video is creating a storyboard. A storyboard is a graphic representation of how your video will […]

Moana’s full animation rig

Disney Animation posted a short video on twitter about the result of a collaboration between members of  Moana’s character asset team (including animation, modeling and vis dev) over several months. Moana’s full animation rig includes a total of 363 controls – 190 of which are dedicated to facial expression.