I started using
flipbook back in 2003 while working on The Wild Thornberrys
movie. It wasn’t long before I realized I had to have a copy
for myself at home, so I sprang for the Pro version. Since
then, I’ve been using the heck out of it. Old school 2D
animators will like the fact that the x-sheet looks pretty much
the way we’re used to seeing it. With the ability to add sound,
shadows, tones and camera moves it really is an animation studio
in a box.
Recently I completed
a freelance job from my apartment in Milwaukee for a company
based out of LA. The completed scenes were uploaded to the
client’s FTP site, where the director could review the work and
make changes if necessary. One character required a whole new
color scheme after it had already been painted. It took just a
few minutes to change the color palette and completely ‘repaint’
the scene. When I got stuck at one point, Kent made good on his
word and gave me the tech support I needed to finish the job.
Thanks to DigiCel, I was able to take the project from rough
drawings to completed AVI, all from the comfort of my home.