Saturday, March 20, 2010

third last class

Janine Windolph made this piece on After Effects using a mosquito image she asked her uncle to draw for her. It fit well into todays class which began with an optical printing demo.

Kristine Dawler created this last week and we shot it in class today because we ran out of time last week. I was surprised that someone who could freehand draw such a nice chicken over and over again would opt to do a flipbook of an egg (the image is a transparency traced from her flipbook).

Yvonne Abusow made this clock piece from cut outs.

The following is based (loosely) on the Harryhousen style of shooting the skeletons in Jason and the Argonauts where one image is projected behind on a small rear screen and the puppet is animated in sync with it in the foreground. The figure was made by Yvonne and Geremy (I think) and was animated by Erik and was inspired by David Bowie.

Friday, March 19, 2010

week 9 tests

All of today's videos, except the third one, are silent.

This is a beat poet platypus that Margaret Bessai designed for me a number of years ago. The tail is connected to one leg and the two arms are connected together. This is just a test shot in class.

Nathan Ottenson and Geremy Logue created this sand animation in class on a lightbox I built last year which is powered by LED lights, making it a bit dim. It is upside down, sorry. Meant to flip it but am now in a rush to post these.

This is something Geremy Logue did using the animation function on Photoshop. I've never tried this. The old version we had in the classroom didn't do it the same way, so we didn't get to demo it. He was limited by how many frames he could do, this is the maximum length of one session.

This is an in-class test we did using a stick figure I traced from a Muybridge sequence, mixed with Steve Macauley's performance.

This is another similar work using an overhead projector, but this time using the original Muybridge images of a woman, with Eric Sirke performing.

Everyone drew flip books in class and some people traced the flipbooks onto transparencies so we could project them. Here is Thomas Retzlaff's.

Friday, March 5, 2010

March 5 words

Noun: Time
Verb: Erase

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Here is a Lego animation Nathan Ottenson did, even though he regretfully missed Lego day. He had some difficulty tracking the moon in the background window.

Nathan also brought in this animation he has been working on using flipnotes on his DS handheld game.

Here is Colton's collage animation test --- or perhaps not. Couldn't seem to encode it for the web.

But here is a few frames, looped, that I shot in class during a discussion of replacement animation while we watched some old George Pal animation with wooden figures. This is just made from three pieces of clay.