Tuesday, 26 October 2010
-William Kentridge by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev (1998), Societe des Expositions du Palais de Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles.
William Kentridge's unusual presentation related to his Opera-in-progress; a work inspired by Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich satirical opera The Nose based on the Nikolai Gogoi short story of the same name.
(Bring back the monocle)
Monday, 25 October 2010
Uses animation of the childrens cartoon and the supposedly innocent environment of childrens programming to subversive ends because the seemingly unpalatable or challenging aspects of his work are dilluted by the assumption that this is 'merely' animation...
(Introduction to Film Studies, Jill Nelmes)
Virgil Widrich, Fast Film, 2003
The short film is composed of 65,000 photocopied stills from over 400 notable Hollywood feature films from the silent era to the present day (2003). Widrich and his team viewed over 1,200 films selecting images and sequences, which in their photocopied form were folded into three dimentional objects and recomposed and animated into a narrative about the 'codes and conventions of Hollywood narratives'.
Wednesday, 20 October 2010
Approximately 3,750 pins and caps are required per square foot. It is recommended that you purchase 10% extra for maintenance.
The most common pinscreen size is the 4' x 4' version, which is slightly larger than 120 cm x 120 cm. (1 ft = approximately 30.5 cm)
I may have to try to construct this at some point......
Tuesday, 19 October 2010
Monday, 18 October 2010
Friday, 15 October 2010
Thursday, 14 October 2010
Inbetweening is the process of generating intermediate frames between two images to give the appearance that the first image evolves smoothly into the second image. Inbetweens are the drawings between the key frames which help to create the illusion of motion. Inbetweening is a key process in all types of animation.
Typically, an animator does not draw in-betweens for all 24 frames required for one second of film. Only very fast movements require animation 'on ones', as it is called. Most movements can be done with 12 drawing per second, which is called animating 'on twos'. Too few in-betweens distort the illusion of movement, such as in cheap TV animation series where there can be as few as 4 drawings for a second of film.
Motion Blur is the apparent streaking of rapidly moving objects in a still image or sequence of images such as a movie or animation. It results when the image being recorded changes during the recording of a single frame, either due to rapid movement or long exposure.
Onion Skinning is a 2D computer graphics term for a technique used in creating animated cartoons and editing movies to see several frames at once. This way, the animator or editor can make decisions on how to create or change an image based on the previous image in the sequence.
In traditional cartoon animation, the individual frames of a movie were initially drawn on thin onionskin paper over a light source. The animators (mostly inbetweeners) would put previous and next drawings exactly beneath the working drawing, so that they could draw the 'in-between' to give a smooth motion.
Tutorial on Tweening in ActionScript 3 http://www.flashcomponents.net/category_tutorials/page/1.html
A set of graphs showing 30 different easing curves http://hosted.zeh.com.br/tweener/docs/en-us/misc/transitions.html
(Images both source from wikipedia.com)
Tuesday, 12 October 2010
Animation is a moving action which is a sequence of still pictures. Each of these pictures depicts a part of the whole action at one time. When these pictures are run and viewed in sequence at high speed, they produce an illusion as if they are moving in a continuous sequence.
Friday, 8 October 2010
Thursday, 7 October 2010
Wednesday, 6 October 2010
I am interested in the colour schemes (cartoon style) each scene is unnatural and tightly controlled, there is something sublime, artificial and unreal. Rooms cluttered with kitschy nostalgic brick-a-brack. It's not consistently funny or consistently dark. Mary and Max animated film by Adam Elliot springs to mind.
Delicatessencontains surprising moments of tenderness in the midst of all the madness. Pinon’s hangdog features and gift for physical comedy infuse many of his scenes with a quiet poignancy. He mesmerizes two little boys with a bubble-blowing exhibition, plays the musical saw in a haunting duet with Clapet’s daughter on cello, and, in the film’s most quietly affecting sequence, bounces on squeaky bedsprings with the butcher’s mistress (Karin Viard) in rhythm with a Hawaiian musical number on a nearby television set.
Set in a post-apocalyptic version of 1950's France. Delicatessen takes place in an apartment building which is situated on top of a butcher's shop. A contrasting group of bizarre neighbours eek out their sustenance in this famine-plagued world depending mostly upon the butcher Clapet who regularly murders the handymen he hires.