I love animation to the core. I love watching it. I enjoy sharing it with friends. I enjoy talking about it. I enjoy making it!
The artform is infinite in possibilities.
It is a mashup between visual mediums, storytelling, and audio.
The visuals have a huge variety options for their medium. Such as: sculptures (claymation & puppets), digital (3D or Flash), drawing (traditional), abstract, etc.
The story styles can include typical movie style options (romantic, action, etc.). Experimental animation (no story line) is also attractive.
Even the audio has an endless variety. A mix of sound effects and music.
It is amazing to think of all the possibilities that exist for any animated film.
When I watch animation, I tend to keep a close eye on the subtle choices the creator/s made. I find it more fascinating when a the animated work is by an individual or small team. There isn’t a large committee changing the vision of the final product.
I love making animation even more than I like watching it. To be able to develop an idea or dream into something others can watch is an amazing process. Experimenting with timing to see how it changes a scene is fascinating. In is empowering to having complete control over what a viewer both hears and sees.
Homework for you.
I love making animation even more than I like watching it. To be able to develop a dream into something others can watch is an amazing process. Experimenting with timing to see how it changes a scene is fascinating. It is empowering to having complete control over what a viewer both hears and sees.
Homework for you.
Next time you watch an animated video, think about what makes it work.
How did the sound enhance or detract from the visuals? Are the characters loveable and at what point do you feel connected with them? More importantly, what element/s helped make that push of loving a character?
Feel free to leave what you found in the comments below.
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