This is a classic example of First Fight taking something all the way from an early concept to final execution. Getting in early and having a creative say throughout the entire process is so fulfilling to us and crucial to the success of a project. Have a look at some of that process now!
We begin with storyboards. The "bones" and structure behind everything we do. Down and dirty and sometimes rough looking, this is probably the most important step in the entire process. Here we focus on story above art. It really lays the groundwork for the entire project; helping to explain the story as well as expectations for what the project will be. A tiny misstep here can cause a ripple effect throughout the work and totally screw up a timeline!
Next we move onto concept art and style frames. This is were we first see hints of the style and flavor of a project. This is also one of the most enjoyable steps along the way. It's important to explore at this stage to come up with the best solutions to meet the needs of the project.
Once a direction is chosen, we can do a tighter style frame so that the client can see exactly how things will look in the final product.
We do this for all characters and locations as well. Look and style are vital and must be decided on early.
Once all characters and art are approved, only then do we move on to the animation and completion!