2What is Animation? What does animation mean? Why do we animate? Can you think of examples of animation?
3AnimationAnimation - The technique of making inanimate objects or drawings appear to move in motion pictures or computer graphicsSomething to think about. . .Synonyms (words with similar meanings)Aliveness, living, and life
4Our artist: William Kentridge Contemporary South American artistMake small changes to art and photographs each changeIn the end each change is put together and made into a filmNext up: Let’s listen to William Kentridge speak about his process
5Different Types of Animation While there are many ways to “animate” objects, animators often use one of two techniques.With two dimensional art like drawings or cartoons, multiple drawings are made with small changes made in sequence. Each drawing is photographed and put together to create the illusion of movement.If animators use sculptural figures, the movements of the objects are photographed in a technique called stop motion.
6Different types of Animation Stop motionThis process involves moving an object in small increments, photographing or filming each change.When the pictures are put together and played back in sequence, the object appears to be animated.Do you recognize this?
7Stop Motion AnimationAnimators use many different materials to create their figures such as found objects or clayLet’s look at some examples . . .“The Fantastic Mr. Fox”Tim Burton, “The Corpse Bride”
8What will we be doing? Create your clay character Your character should:Be an animal, person, or objectBe original. . . (No superman!)Use a mixture of clay and objects provided in the classCreations should be movable and durableAfter we have characters, your group will create a background for your scene.Be imaginative with your background. Draw your setting and feel free to use any props that you would like.
9The Filming ProcessQuestion: What filming process do you think we are doing?Stop motionYou are going to create the “illusion” of movement by photographing the changes you make to your characters and then putting them together like a puzzle and showing them rapidly in sequence
10It’s showtime . . . Remember the most important thing is USE Your IMAGINATIONand HAVE FUN !Next week we will view our “movies” and discuss the process and your experiences.