Wednesday, November 09, 2005
The Merry-Go-Round of ...
That's right, today is the start of our five week block on Animation.
Climbing the stairs of the old animation building at the Grassmarket, we received instructions by Zoe how to draw and show a basic animation consisting of 15 frames, start to finish.
Our instructor, Zoe, with the Wheel of Animation
The Wheel of Animation was first used for an animation movie of the horse-running, composed of ten individual photos scanned from Eadward Muybridge's classic photographs: The Horse in Motion from 1878.
A nice stop-motion scenery was found on one of the students' desks:
Heads of stop-motion figures
After some 15 frames drawn on white strips of paper, rolled up in the Wheel to test, and then scanned into the computer:
... I ended the day with my first hand-made animation of a guy on a swing.
Guy on a swing