Write story and screenplay during this time. Keep things simple, and keep in mind how many models, characters, and textures will be needed for the production.
Figure out camera moves, composition, and story flow.
Create concept art, and finalize character designs, background designs, color keys, and textures.
Use storyboards to create an animatic, in order to figure out timing for animation.
Collect all audio sounds needed for project
Model all characters and background objects needed for project.
Rig all models that need to be animated.
Unwrap all models, and create textures in zbrush
Begin stepped animation and figure out timing and camera moves.
Begin learning and adding dynamics into project.
Have 3D stepped animatic finished by this time.
Finish all animation during this time.
Finish all dynamics during this time.
Finish lighting during this time.
Render all files at this time.
Post special effects will be added and created at this time.
The final audio mix will be added at this time.
If there are any mistakes that need to be fixed, now is the time to fix them.
The final production should be finished and ready to present at this time.