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Why make animated film?

A brief presentation and lecture on what makes an animated film and how to avoid boring work.
by jason maurer on 22 April 2013

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Transcript of Why make animated film?

A critical look at one’s motivation, expression, and production when designing a short duration moving picture. the act of producing; creation; manufacture. Why make an animated film? A lecture on semantics and expression Motivation something that causes a person to act in a certain way, do acertain thing, etc.; incentive. Expression to set forth the opinions, feelings, etc., of oneself, as in speaking, writing, or painting. Production by
Professor Jason Maurer Contact -
jmaurer@scad.edu
Follow me on Twitter - @TellerOfStories happening by chance; without definite or serious intention; careless or offhand Common widespread; general; ordinary Critical containing careful or analytical evaluations What is a motion picture? A sequence of consecutive pictures of objects photographed in motion by a specially designed camera (motion-picture camera) and thrown on a screen by a projector (motion-picture projector) in such rapid succession as to give the illusion of natural movement. Defining some terms - What is a video? Culturally we associate the term video with low-end, cheap do it yourself types of entertainment -ie home video, or video rental-they are things to be had easily by all. What is a movie? They harken to theatrical, fun, entertainment only in select areas. We think of summer movies, and the by-gone era of drive-in movies, horror movies, comedies, etc. Movies are for the general public, the consumer. Defining some terms - What is a film Takes us way back-back to a time where it was "art". An analog, celluloid process projected in small art houses for a treasured few. The very word film makes us think artsy, dramatic, special. The content pryamid Movie Video Film youTube | cat videos | Casual theater chains | comedies | Common festivals | dramas | Critical So what does it take to make a short film? A moving picture that is manipulated on a frame by frame basis to bring things to life. Visual effects is matching, replicating and integrating by manipulating each frame. In truth it is all about believability and not reality What is an animated film? Right? WRONG!!! So Animation the real definition - The art of bringing things to life through
exaggerating, distorting, and stylizing design, motion and reality by manipulating the motion picture on a frame by frame basis. That definition includes Visual effects - films such as Iron Man, Beowulf, Avatar and Life of Pi. So what are the key elements
for animated film? to make greater, more noticeable, etc, than usual a particular kind, sort, or type, as with reference to form, appearance, or character to twist awry or out of shape; make crooked or deformed Exaggeration Stylization Distortion What we know - A film is thought of as special, select, art related. Animation can be defined as exaggerating, distorting and stylizing. So now that we understand WHAT
an animated film is - Why make one? EXPRESSION!!!! How do you FEEL about ___________? What do you THINK about _________? What is your OPINION about ________? “I disagree with the argument that if it’s animation, it has to be subject matter that you can only do in animation”. - Glen Keane “Animation is not the art of drawings that move, but rather the art of movements that are drawn. What happens between each frame is more important than what happens on each frame.” - Norman McLaren Casual Defining how we research,
observe and evaluate. The three stages of content analysis Defining the three principles for
ideation, development and execution. From the mouths of giants... "You cannot animate life unless you experience life." - Chuck Jones Questions, Comments, Insults? Professor Jason Maurer
jmaurer@scad.edu
@TellerOfStories http://www.wolfgangstiller.com Matchstickmen http://tlamadieu.wix.com/roots-art#!skyart/ck0q Thomas Lamadieu Image found on- http://ffffound.com/image/f956a9b76b9fe7d5f1e1d122933dd80bf3f2091d
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