Sunday, 30 November 2008
Really great example of actually using stills to give the illusion of animation. This artist uses photographs with effects added such as hand drawn elements and excess contrast to distort them. There is a bit of stop motion but it is not smooth so it complements the rest of the animation (and not smooth means easier!)
I like how so much atmosphere is created by using black and white and tilted camera angles. There is also a part near the end where images are projected onto other objects, very inspiring! There are some other interesting effects to try out also, I think on one part each frame of the stop motion has been inverted so it gives the effect of an X-ray!
Saturday, 29 November 2008
Thomas Hicks Animation Montage from Thomas Hicks on Vimeo.
Thursday, 27 November 2008
first week pixelation! Or other forms of stop motion, check the links below, to understand more.
FOR MONDAY you will need your first 10 second experiment! 120 frames, at 12 frames per second - either imported into flash, or after effects! Can add sound if you so wish!
Wednesday, 26 November 2008
Some local animators "The brothers Mcleod" are good at keeping their animations simple, short and strange. I put spamland on here cause it's just so unique. They took the words that spam emails use to get through spam filters, and made it into some sort of dark poetry recital by an odd creature. There are only a few frames here really for every movement he does, very minimal really. there's more on youtube as well.
here's one with old ice lolly sticks
and here's an example of what you can by thinking outside the box and not even really animating at all
This one is done by filming flipbook and then compositing the films like a mosaic
The Black Dog's Progress from small time inc. on Vimeo.
I'll post some more up if anyone finds these useful, but i'll leave it at that for now
Tuesday, 25 November 2008
(Courtesy of Debbie)
The Cat with Hands
(Also courtesy of Debbie...see we were working Chiu >.>!...Also highly freaky)
(I saw this on the culture show earlier this year. Essentially the creator was studying animation at the RCA and couldn't decide what to do for his final project so did it about his inability to decide...Its so relatable..I'm sure when you watch it you'll say 'yeh I do that' to atleast a few things in there!...I'll have a look because they showcased animation every week for a while and they were all good...might be able to find them!)
The Adventures of Mark Twain
A Fairy's Tale
(My favourite...I want a tooth fairy)
I thought I'd also put my own animation which I did for my elective last year (the only one I've ever actually done >.>) just to show you that even simple people can animate! (I realise it doesn't really fit with that good title)...Remember I handdrew each frame using a mouse (really stupid thing to do) and did it in a few nights. I also did the whole soundtrack (either played pieces on the piano or sampled stuff). It's called Bangkok Ugly about a dog I met in Thailand that I dubbed Goblin Dog (because he was hideous) who eats a fat child and then proceeds to explode >.>...I made up some speel about consumerism and how it was destroying traditional values in the far east...but that was just to get me more marks for my elective xP
Also my friend Will is studying vis comm but specialising in animation (specifically hand drawn animation) so I might be able to get him to help with stuff or even come down to do like a workshop..err...maybe >.>"
Monday, 24 November 2008
Movies That were shown today!
Home of the Twisted Films of PES:
The making of the Tale of How (a team of three)
How We Met:
I Met The Walrus:
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone - White Corolla
Taller Than Trees:
MUTO – A Wall Painted Animation by BLU
David Fenech - Cheveux Dangereux:
Short – Donky Toys
and thanks to Alec/x I now know the following:
Pixilation involves the use of live humans as stop motion characters. This allows for a number of surreal effects, including disappearances and reappearances, allowing people to appear to slide across the ground, and other such effects. Examples of pixilation include Norman McLaren's Neighbours (Canada, 1952).