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Phenakistoscope

Foundations Class

I chose to use objects in my dorm for the subjects for phenakistoscope. Since the main animation had to be a object moving I had I figured that the other animations would be similar. Furthermore, I chose the key since it is something that I use all the time. It was also the first thing that I thought out when I first started to work on the project.

I applied design elements and principals for the phenakistoscope. Whenever the line was opposed from the main light source, I made that line thicker. The side of the drawings that were pointed towards the light where thinner. This helped to show that there was line variation. Furthermore, there was a contrast in the project. Since I had to ink the who thing, I made sure that some areas were black while others were white.

In the project, I applied several principals of animation to the phenakistoscope. I wanted the project involved me animating an object. I chose to animate a key. For the key to look good I decided to use some information from my computer animation II class. When an animation is falling it moves slow at first. It then speeds up when the object drops to the floor. This helped to make the movement of the animation more realistic. Furthermore, I sketched several poses of the entire animation. This is an animation technique called pose to pose. It’s good to do this to see the entire animation.

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Foundations Class

The creation of the chair was an exciting project. It involved me applying several techniques that I have learned in class so far. I had to apply gesture drawing to the chair This allowed me to understand the anatomy of the chair. I then took those lines and used them to recreate my gesture on a different sheet of paper. I still had to remember to get the right proportion of the chair compare to the size of the actual work. Furthermore, another technique we used in class was aerial perspective or atmospheric perspective. This shows that objects that are close up are dark while objects that are further away are lighter. Using this technique creates a sense of depth and adds to the realism of the actual drawing.

Write Up: Exploring the synergy of film and music

On Tuesday 17th, I went to the exploring the synergy of film and music siminar
at the engieering & technology building. It was created by Dr. Peter Rothbert
who specializes in composing music for motion picturees. He gave a presentation
about the different techniques composes like mickey mousing which
involves silly body movements. Furthermore, he showed a intro to cop show
from the 1970s and played different types of music. Everyone in the audience was asked
to explain what type of show it was. He did this to show how power music can be. It can even deplict the genre of a show. The last thing Dr. Peter Rothbert did was show clips from American Beauty and the Empire of the sun and even star wars. He spoted out all the different techniques he talked about at the begining of the siminar.