Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Animators Apprentice


Animation is one of the most fascinating things in the world, but how did it start. Recently we have learnt, made and tested one of the tools used to start Animation, the famous Zoetrope.  We even got to use a Zoetrope with the help of three men Ali, Maka and Nils.  

To start off we watched a slideshow produced by the crew (Ali, Maka ,Nils). It showed things like the first ever moving picture and silhouettes. We had to begin simple, which was finding the middle of  two symmetrical lines. It sounds simple but as we finished one after another, the lines got more curvy and curvier. This was practise for what we had planned ahead.

As the workshop went on, we were introduced to the Zoetrope. We were shown an example first, then we had the opportunity to animate a jelly fish using a Zoetrope.  It was so AWESOME! Even better then a animated movie its self.  I was blown away.

In the end I thought how could this day get any better. We were all rewarded with a our very own Zoetrope, that was also a awesome oppurtunity.

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