I've done a few mini-shorts, about 20 second flash pieces, but am now in the process of attempting to do my first real 5 minute (roughly) short. As a result, I'm trying to figure out the best way to proceed. I'm comfortable in Flash and have a little experience in AE. I definitely want to include a few multiplane camera shots so I'm figuring I'll use the camera in AE for that (which, btw, I've never used.) I'm using limited animation. I'm doing this for the web, but want the flexibility of going to broadcast, so I'm doing it 24p, using broadcast templates/colors that are NTSC safe.
This is how I'm planning on putting together the short:
1) write script
2) do storyboard
3) create all the assets--meaning backgrounds and for the multiplane shots, layers of backgrounds, all characters, including symbolizing all of them in flash.
4)do the voiceovers
5)put together the character animations and lip-syncing in flash per scene.
6)import the bg's and character animations per scene into AE, do the camera moves in AE, touch up with any filters necessary (I heard it's good to use a blur on some lines in ae which can eliminate flicker)
7)Export each completed scene from AE as a quicktime file and string it together in Final Cut Pro. Add SFX and music sweetening. Export as a finished Quicktime file.
Does this sound right? Any suggestions? Tips? Anything I'm doing wrong or is there a better way? I heard about 3dCam--the multiplane camera plug-in for flash. Has anyone tried it? Should I use that instead of the camera in AE? Any tutorials available to really learn multiplane camera moves in AE?
Any help is appreciated.