So me and my friend are starting out doing animation. We have nothing but a promise of an old Wacom tablet and a summer vacation next year. We have no idea what kind of story we want for animation, and possibly, no program to do it in. But I’d like to know: What would be helpful knowledge to have BEFORE we start? Do we need to avoid certain clichés? Could we amp up our stories? What kind of time should we put into our animation? When is “good” good enough? Please….*headdesk*
I suppose the first question would be what type of stories will you be telling?
If it’s primarily comedy, then you might do things differently than say if you’re planning on doing serious/drama/action.
Also do any of you have experience with animation? It’s definitely one of those crafts you have to be dedicated too. Frame by frame isn’t easy unless you love it, and even then it’s still not easy.