Exercise 4: Write out a timeline.

Alright, so I know you've seen this image before, but this is what a timeline looks like.  I could give you timelines of all of my flipbooks in this series, in fact at some point I will probably have to draw that in order to make this site complete.  But in the meantime, the point is that I want you to draw your own timeline so that I can take a look at it and understand your flipbook and maybe even be impressed and inspired by yours.  Here is the technique.  Just figure out how many pages you have in the notebook.  Have faith that you are going to finish the entire notebook and it's going to work out, and you're not going to rip out any pages.  If you're working with the standard-issue Rhodia notepads, then just get down with the 80-page limit, like in this one.  

Take your objects and background themes in the last previous exercise, and determine how you want those things to interact.  The flipbook needs to have a beginning, a middle, and an end.  Keep in mind that it takes a little while for some of your sequences to transpire, and you should know how many pages each of those are.  This technique would later help you with film editing.  

Go on, try writing some timelines!  Go ahead!

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