"It would be good to have audio, designs and b.g.'s BEFORE we start a board."The Animation Guild in Los Angeles recently had a meeting about the conditions facing storyboard artists and published several comments on its blog. As there was discussion in Canada recently about studios asking storyboard artists to cut animatics (for no additional pay), I thought it was interesting that even in a union situation, board artists are being squeezed for time, handed scripts that are unquestionably too long and being asked to work overtime for free.
"Somebody who's never done the work has created the schedule. [Storyboard] artists never have input on the time that's realistic. Writers should use a stop watch when writing their scripts. They write (overlong) 16 page scripts for 11 minute segments."