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Saturday, March 23, 2024

Introduction to Computer Animation

Aloha Everyone,

Animation is a filmmaking technique by which still images are manipulated to create  moving images. In traditional animation, images are drawn or painted by hand on transparent celluloid sheets (cels) to be photographed and exhibited on film. Animation has been recognized as an artistic medium, specifically within the entertainment industry. Many animations are computer animations made with computer-generated imagery (CGI) that is popular and accessible to anyone who has a iPad, apps and simple tools that are affordable.

Felix the Cat was created in 1919 by Pat Sullivan and Otto Messmer during the silent film era. Felix the Cat was the first full animated character in the American film history of animation.

My granddaughter and I have been drawing pencil sketches.Today, she suggested that we try animation. What looks like a simple animated movement, she told me that it took her 2 hours. Starting from a paper storyboard, I will challenge myself to getting a simple ball bounce across a page.

Aloha -- Cathi