|Production Notes INDEX > Production Notes 05 Through the end of March to July, 2004|
1,000 frames of storyboard
The storyboard of "JAPAN, Our Homeland" was drawn on the basis of its original story and ended up with 1,000 frames. Storyboarding is to draw frames on a piece of paper, with each frame containing a picture representing one scene from the story. At this point, more than half of the storyline is fixed. In today’s meeting we will decide the positions of the camera and the characters'performances in detail while referring to the storyboard. As it is one of the most substantial processes in the production of an animation movie, the atmosphere among the staff is rather tense.
In late March when cherry flowers were about to bloom, we started to review and check every single 1,000 frames on the storyboard drawn by Mr. Furuya. Based on which, 50,000 pictures will be drawn to form a 90 minute long theatrical animation movie.