A comprehensive overview of essential animation techniques with demonstrations and vivid illustrations. With world-reknown animator, DAVID JOHNSON. (Creator of The Koala Brothers, illustrations include many of his early animations...)
Archival quality, and despite style and narration is aimed at younger audience, these videos are outstanding educational resource for animation courses on any level of education.
4 x programs in one:
1. THE ANIMATION GAME
What is animation?
An overview of basic techniques and conceptual pricinples of animated movies.
The use of light table, drawing simple characters in motion. A thorough explanation of basic animation set up with supported camera, baseboard and lights to create frames. Putting the frames into a projector and playing them fastly in a sequence creates the final product...
Techniques briefly explained on how to draw animation straight onto film strips and create varying experimental/artistic effects.
Animation without drawing: Object Animation / Pixillation.
Demonstration and examples. Simple object animation by using an object, camera and tri-pod. How to organize your frames and keep the work easy.
Creating movable/flexible objects (characters) for object/puppet animation. The many materials available, creative ways around making the job easier, tips, insights, demonstrations.
Overview on “cut-out” animations. Mixed-media animations.
The following 3 programs explore each of the above topics in detail with precise techniqual demostrations, tips and tricks and many, many wonderful examples of the most creative and best of early animated movies:
2. PUPPET ANIMATION
3. CUT-OUT ANIMATION
4. PROFESSOR BUNRUCKLE’S GUIDE TO PIXILLATION