Here’s what the x-sheet looks like after the data has been entered into Harmony.
The first column contains the individual frame numbers.
The next column includes annotations about the song’s meter and the character’s walk cycle. LFC = Left Foot Contact, RFC = Right Foot Contact, LFP = Left Foot Passing, etc.
The third column includes time indicators for every eight frames. This helped me keep track of everything as I entered the data from the x-sheets my dad sent me.
The fourth column indicates drawing numbers for the first rough pass. “K” indicates key frames (each foot contact and passing position). “B” indicates breakdown drawings. Most drawings are on twos, except where frames had to be left out to maintain the music’s rhythm. This was slightly challenging because of the song’s syncopated beat, especially during the bit where the character’s steps match the piano rather than the kick drum.
The fifth column indicates the phonemes that will be used for the lip sync. Actual lip sync starts two seconds after FFOP (first frame of picture), and ends shortly after the twenty-three second mark.
The sixth column is for the audio track.