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1 Re- Imagine through Animation

2 What is Animation? What does animation mean? Why do we animate? Can you think of examples of animation?

3 Animation Animation - The technique of making inanimate objects or drawings appear to move in motion pictures or computer graphics Something to think about... Synonyms (words with similar meanings) Synonyms (words with similar meanings) Aliveness, living, and life Aliveness, living, and life

4 Our artist: William Kentridge Contemporary South American artistContemporary South American artist Make small changes to art and photographs each changeMake small changes to art and photographs each change In the end each change is put together and made into a filmIn the end each change is put together and made into a film Next up: Lets listen to William Kentridge speak about his process

5 Different Types of Animation While there are many ways to animate objects, animators often use one of two techniques. 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. 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. If animators use sculptural figures, the movements of the objects are photographed in a technique called stop motion.

6 Different types of Animation Stop motion Stop motion This process involves moving an object in small increments, photographing or filming each change. This 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. When the pictures are put together and played back in sequence, the object appears to be animated. Do you recognize this?

7 Stop Motion Animation Animators use many different materials to create their figures such as found objects or clay Animators use many different materials to create their figures such as found objects or clay Lets look at some examples... The Fantastic Mr. Fox The Fantastic Mr. FoxThe Fantastic Mr. FoxThe Fantastic Mr. Fox Tim Burton, The Corpse Bride Tim Burton, The Corpse BrideTim Burton, The Corpse BrideTim Burton, The Corpse Bride

8 What will we be doing? Create your clay character Your character should: Be an animal, person, or object Be an animal, person, or object Be original... (No superman!) Be original... (No superman!) Use a mixture of clay and objects provided in the class Use a mixture of clay and objects provided in the class Creations should be movable and durable Creations should be movable and durable After 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.

9 The Filming Process Question: What filming process do you think we are doing? Question: What filming process do you think we are doing? Stop motion You 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

10 Its showtime... Remember the most important thing is Remember the most important thing is USE Your IMAGINATION USE Your IMAGINATION and HAVE FUN ! Next week we will view our movies and discuss the process and your experiences.


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