Process of creating an animated film, Marina Kecman
Knowing all the elements of the process of creating an animated film is the basic step towards creating your own vision. An animated film can be short or feature-length, minimalistic or with lots of details, author’s/artistic or commercial… And in each of these situations, the organization of the creative process can differ more or less. Yet, there are three basic stages in the organization of work on every animated film – preproduction, production and post-production. In preproduction, the idea becomes a screenplay, storyboard and animatic, the general looks and style of the film are determined, and all the characters and objects are designed. Production is the longest part of the process in which the models, textures, animations, lights and different effects are made. Post-production includes final editing, additional effects, sound and music, and color correction.
Marina Kecman has gained BA and M.Sc. degrees from the Department of Stage Design at the Faculty of Applied Arts in Belgrade, and earned a Ph.D. at the University of Arts in Belgrade, Department of Digital Arts. She has participated in many projects in the fields of computer graphics and animation, such as Rastko Ciric’s film Fantasmagorie 2008, commercials, backgrounds for several video games and book illustrations. She has started her teaching career at the Chiron school for computer graphics, and later she was teaching at the SAE school, Faculty for Media and Communications, Banja Luka College. At the moment, she is a teacher at the Academy of Technology and Arts in Belgrade.