I’ve been working on a pre-production tool I’d like some feedback on. The tool is a web app called Animatic Builder and I designed it while working on pre-production for my recent animated film. I had been looking for an easy way to work on a storyboard anywhere on any device and couldn’t find anything so I built Animatic Builder to work within any web browser and store the information server-side.
I have a blog post about it here: http://www.whitneykrape.com/animation/animatic-builder-development-continues/
If you want to skip the text and just try it out here is a direct link. http://www.whitneykrape.com/animaticbuilder/v1.0/
The idea is to build a simple timeline and image based app that lets users view and develop a sequence from anywhere on any device. I’m not trying to replace non-linear editors but to complement them with something very simple that collects visual ideas easily and quickly that can be shared and viewed without heavy requirements. One quick note, make sure you are using the latest version of your chosen browser, IE 8, Firefox 3.5, so on.
Thanks for taking a look. Feel free to share and spread the word. The app is in it’s infancy but I have found it useful to have my storyboards on my iPhone while working on my computer and for laying out ideas on the go.