As much as the story reel is your bible when it comes to timing and shot construction, this document will become your ever-present guide during the long and arduous animation and rendering phases of the project. Let’s take a look at the different elements that can be useful for tracking your progress. Items like “shot name” and “start frame/end frame” are pretty much self-explanatory. • Blocking. Poses blocked in constant interpolation mode. • Smooth. Main animation phase, after poses are confirmed. • Polish. Tweaking phase of animation. • OpenGL. An OpenGL animation file has been produced. • Render prep. A technical checklist on the file before rendering.