Animation – Task 3.


The third task for our portfolio project is creating a 12 stage framed sequence using hand drawings, this is the basis to most animation we looked at in our seminar. We looked briefly at the history of animation and how it came about as well as all the different ways we can achieve an animated sequence e.g. the Zoetrope, a pre-cinema animation device which creates the illusion of a moving sequence. In our seminar we experimented with the Zoetrope by drawing out 12 images frame by frame for example a man walking taking each step each frame, when this is played by the Zoetrope spinning it creates the illusion that the man is walking, similarly to the gifs above.

We then moved on to look at stop motion another popular way of animating which is achieved by taking several photographed frames of a sequence then when its played back It appears to be moving by itself, which can be achieved with many materials however clay is very popular, for example films such as Wallace and Gromit use this method.

12 Frame hand drawn animation.

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Reflecting on my final hand drawn animation GIF I am pleased with its simple design and how it runs smoothly, however I think this sequence would work better with more frames, as 12 looks good but doesn’t seem long enough.

Stop motion sequence.

<p><a href=”″>Experimenting with stop motion.</a> from <a href=”″>George</a&gt; on <a href=””>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

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Last of all I was impressed with the outcome of my short stop motion clip, I stuck to the idea of cycle however found it a hard theme as its quite restricting, therefore chose to use money, something which is constantly in a cycle. I enjoyed working with stop motion even though its pretty tedious taking countless photos.

I uploaded a video version as well as GIF as the quality of the stop motion sequence was dramatically reduced when turning it into a GIF.



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