Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Animators Apprentice


Animation is one of the most fascinating things in the world, but how did it start. Recently we have learnt, made and tested one of the tools used to start Animation, the famous Zoetrope.  We even got to use a Zoetrope with the help of three men Ali, Maka and Nils.  


To start off we watched a slideshow produced by the crew (Ali, Maka ,Nils). It showed things like the first ever moving picture and silhouettes. We had to begin simple, which was finding the middle of  two symmetrical lines. It sounds simple but as we finished one after another, the lines got more curvy and curvier. This was practise for what was planned ahead.
As the workshop went on, we were introduced to the Zoetrope. We were shown an example first, then we had the opportunity to animate a jelly fish using a Zoetrope.  It was so AWESOME! Even better than a animated movie itself.  I was blown away.
In the end I thought how could this day get any better. 

We were all rewarded with a our very own Zoetrope, that was also an awesome opportunity.
Written by Seini-Mino, Room 20.


Animators Apprentice Workshop @ Pt England School from SchoolTV on Vimeo.

3 comments:

Nils said...

Hi Seini-Mino
awesome stuff, great blog! Hope you had lots of more fun with your zoetrope and really got into some more handmade animation.
I am sure it will help you to do even better in the I AM Making Movies competition :)
Cheers,
Nils

Ali Cowley said...

Hey Seini, it's Ali here.
I really enjoyed showing you animation history and how animation works. Animation is one of my most favourite things to do besides drawing.
Keep up the great animation work you will only get better!

:-)

joshua said...

Hey Seini, it's Ali here.
I really enjoyed showing you animation history and how animation works. Animation is one of my most favourite things to do besides drawing.
Keep up the great animation work you will only get better!