My third photo task is to:
1. Generate a 12 frame hand-drawn sequence using a Praxinoscope and digitize it to create either an animated gif or a video sequence in Adobe Premiere. The theme ‘CYCLE’ continues by default since the praxiniscope is cyclic by nature.
2. Create a short experimental sequence using a still camera, smartphone, or video camera which
explores the technique of ‘stop-motion’ animation. Using the theme ‘CYCLE’ as a theme to develop your ideas
Animation is usually assumed it is just for children because they connect it with Disney’s historical animations. However there are many early examples such as ‘Betty Boop’ which was an animation aimed at an adult audience.
(via this website)
Animation can occur on children’s TV, in advertising and feature films. Animation also occurs in many hybrid situations combined with live action. The film Who Framed Roger Rabbit showcased a three dimensional shading technique which added to the illusion of realism. Realism using computer animation and graphics has been a feature of many more recent films such as Avatar. Animation also uses an element of craft. South Park is made purely out of cut out pieces of felt, as you can see from this picture below. (found here)
A lot of animators today still use traditional techniques, and drawing will always remain as an important skill in the world of animation.