EXERCISE NUM1 – FIRST SEQUENCE

THE DANCING TRIPOD BY EDGAR GARCIA

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EXERCISE NUM 1 – THE SONG

DAFT PUNK –

AROUND THE WORLD

Click to open Daft Punk My Space site and play to listen !

EXERCISE NUM 1 – THE OBJECT

This object was chosen for the Object Animation Coach Art Class by Edgar Garcia, age 13.

Usually this is used as a tripod but it seems to have a natural flare for dancing.

EXERCISE NUM 1

Objective- Make an Object Animation using Stop Motion.

Object Animation can be done without much production so that the student can grasp first hand how Stop Motion works.

What you need

1 Choose an object

2 Make up a story or choose a song (to make a Music Video)

3 Plan the action: where will the action take place?  will there be any other objects?

4 If you chose a song, identify the parts of the song: introduction, verse, pre-chorus, chorus, finale. Plan the action accordingly

5 How will the object move? Do you need strings, help or what to make the actions you plan

6 Define your set,  you can use furniture in your house to support the action and house lamps to light your scene. If you need strings you can use fishing line / monofilament, where will you tie it?

7 All ready : ) go !!!!!!!

HANDS ON EXAMPLES MADE ON THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS !

Collaboration Edgar Garcia / Nadia Pacheco

STORYBOARD TEMPLATE

Click to enlarge image and print as many copies as you think you need.

Remember to make notations on what is happening in the scene and any observations you may think are relevant: music score, light, etc.

Place arrows to note the direction movement will take place.

The better and more specific you plan your storyboard the easier and faster the recording part will be.

STORYBOARD

Storyboard

Storyboard has to do with the story you plan to do.

Storyboards are graphic organizers such as a series of illustrations or images displayed in sequence for the purpose of pre-visualizing a motion picture, stop motion, film or interactive media sequence, including website interactivity.

The storyboarding process, in the form it is known today, was developed at the Walt Disney Studios during the early 1930s, after several years of similar processes being in use at Walt Disney and other animation studios.

GRAPHIC ANIMATION

Graphic animation is a variation of stop motion (and possibly more conceptually associated with traditional flat cel animation and paper drawing animation, but still technically qualifying as stop motion) consisting of the animation of photographs (in whole or in parts) and other non-drawn flat visual graphic material, such as newspaper and magazine clippings.

In its simpliest form, Graphic “animation” can take the form of the animation camera merely panning up and down and/or across individual photographs, one at a time, (filmed frame-by-frame, and hence, “animated”) without changing the photographs from frame to frame.

Music from Firekites’ album ‘The Bowery’, song ‘Autumn Story’. Video co-directed by Yanni Kronenberg and Lucinda Schreiber. (2009)

WOLF AND PIG (2009)

Fantasmagorie by Émile Cohl (1908) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEAObel8yIE

David Lovins (2010)

Grottaglie by Studio Cromie  (2008)