My friend David Levy, whom I would call extremely knowledgeable on the subject (more on that in a moment), once told me that the use of the word animation in the title of these posts was not entirely correct. Animation is the rapid display of a sequence of images of 2-D or 3-D artwork or model positions in order to create an illusion of movement. I was mostly featuring one type of animation, although one could argue that the word in popular vernacular has come to mean both the original meaning and a reference to that illustrated style of animation. Well… I think this particular Animation Round-up will make him a little happier because I feature a couple different types of animation.
By they way, Mr. Levy is an excellent animator/director and has written a few books. His latest being:
Directing Animation by David Levy (amazon link). Check it out.
Music video for the band Danger Beach
Dir by Ned Wenlock, Oneedo
RSA Animate – Sir Ken Robinson
Not just a cool stop-motion animation but an excellent talk. Listen to it all.
From the YouTube page info:
This animate was adapted from a talk given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA’s Benjamin Franklin award.
For more information on Sir Ken’s work visit: http://www.sirkenrobinson.com
And finally we have a demonstration of a home-made strobe-animated phenakistoscope. They strobe-animated phenakistoscope originated in Victorian times and was just a fun visual device. I’m including it here because it’s the precursor to video animation.
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