Time Based Media Project: Flash Animation

DESCRIPTION: Stop Motion is a general term for an animation technique which makes static objects appear to move, think of Nick Park's Wallace and Gromit claymation, or flipbooks, this technique dates back to the late 1800's! Artists such as William Kentridge, Norman McLaren and Jan Svankmajer also make use of stop motion animation in their work. In a stop motion work, an object is moved by very small amounts between individually photographed frames, producing the effect of motion when the series of frames is played back at normal speed, as in conventional drawn and painted animation. For this project you will conceptualize and execute the production of a short, stop-motion animation.

OBJECTIVES: Make a short, one-minute, stop motion animation of an organism displaying a single emotion, comprised of approximately 900-1200 still images. To do this you will first develop a story or sequence of events that explore the single emotion of your organism, by drawing a storyboard. In order to execute the animation, and fulfill the project criteria, you will need to generate multiple storyboards, complete the reading and blogging assignment and incorporate four dimensional principles into finished stop motion work.