In this type of approach to animation, an action or sequence is planned out with key frames that establish the beginning and end of the action or sequence. Pose to pose also helps determine the flow of the action and a characters expression. As a technique it requires a strong sense of staging, acting, and subtle movements. In this stage characters, attitudes and actions are much more refined than in earlier stages. Students will look at various examples of actions and scenes from well known and recognized characters that made use of the the pose to pose approach. They will also learn or extend their awareness about key frames, breakdowns, and inbetweens. This lesson will also cover reading and understanding timing charts which are used by lead animators in studio production to indicate drawing positions and timing for assistant animators and inbetweeners. This lesson will also feature an exercise that goes over several methods for inbetweening a pose to pose sequence, that includes dot by dot, line by line, and shape by shape.