Basic Diagram of An Animation Sheet

Example of an animation sheet.

  1. Brief description of each level of animation.
  2. Space to sketch scene or put other special information.
  3. Each cel level gets its own column. Note that the columns build from Right to Left.
  4. Animation camera instructions go here.
  5. Sound track cues go here.
  6. Additional space to draw the action.
This animation sheet was designed with the help of some of the finest traditional animators from the US, the UK, New Zealand, and Japan. The goal was to create a chart that the animation checkers and camera operators could easily read and understand what the animator or director was expecting to see on film.

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