Sunday, 23 October 2011

ANIM1001 Animation Origin and Function - Week 4 (19/10/2011)

This week in Animation we covered the time period of  1953 to 1987 ad looked at things such as the Configuration of consistent and recognizable characters, Continuity, Narrative form, Unity of style and Adherence to the production line.

We covered these subjects watching the old animations of "Duck a Much" by Chuck Jones from 1953, "Sisyphus" by Marcell Jankovics from 1974, "The Street by Caroline Leaf from 1976, "End of Stalinism in Bohemia by Jan Svankmijor from 1976 and "Your Face" by Bill Plympton from 1987.

After that we were set the task of using out pegbars and some light boxes to produce a short animation of a bouncing ball, thinking about its trajectory as well as how many and how close the frames would need to be to speed up and slow down the ball as well as how it would stretch when moving or hitting the ground.

Here is the result of my work.

I draw and total of about 25 frames but only used 24 as the cut off of the animation made the last frame pointless.

Personally there are a few things I'm not happy with, I feel that the start off of the ball bouncing was a little slow and each bounce seems kind of unnatural as if the ball is consciously aiming for those particular spots, lastly I feel I went a bit over board with some of the stretching and it makes the ball seem to pointy in some places.

At the end of the lesson we were told to research how both heavy and light wait balls differ in the way they bounce as we would be animating both at the same time next week.

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