Mini Project 1 – Animation – Interpretation 2

18 Feb

The brief for the second animation was to produce a 15 second short animation using the Academy Ration of 22mm x 16 mm, We had to use Adobe flash along side Garage band to add a sound track.

As I have worked with flash in the past I felt fairly confident with the task and as it had been a while since I had used Flash CS6 I was excited to start playing around with it again. Knowingly Flash is slowly die-ing out due to the fact its not searchable via search engines and that it its not supported on many tablet and mobile devices (Lendino, 2011). However even though this is true I feel that for the task at hand it is still a very suitable piece of software for the project.

My ideas for this piece of work stemmed from the early 1955 animation produced by Norman McLaren.

I really enjoyed the idea of simple but effective movement of shapes and plain backgrounds. The technique used here was scratching straight onto film frames creating vivid, percussive effects(Rist, 2001). However I would be using a digitised version of this technique. I wanted to use this idea but also to counter is rather than using a dark background with fast white flashes of shapes I wanted to have a strobe like effect of colours and different shapes.

References

Lendino, J 2011, ‘Adobe Flash Meets Its End’, PC Magazine, 30, 12, p. 1, Business Source Complete, EBSCOhost, viewed 18 February 2014.

Rist, P 2001, Guide To The Cinema(S) Of Canada, Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, eBook Collection (EBSCOhost), EBSCOhost, viewed 18 February 2014.

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