Animation Research

Looking into different styles of animation, I am trying to find something I connect with. I love the idea of stop motion animation, it can create some really wonderful and weird movies. However, I may be thinking a little to ambitiously for this short project. I looked into a current feature film completely using stop motion animation. Anomalisa.

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I then took it back to my roots of comic book artwork. I found that a lot of people are experimenting with turning comic books into moving images. Taking the art from comics and animating the panels to tell the story. This is a great concept to give the reader an even more dynamic story. Of course, the comic book does not have sound, so this is also a test of putting sound over image. The first video (below) has been manipulated to make the characters/artwork move within the images,  like paper puppets. The second video shows a simpler motion comic book, using the ken burns effect of paying and zooming through the panels.





The video below, is something combining the two. The artist is Scott Palmer, and up and coming creative director. He has put together a comic style animation of moving images within the panels, but not puppet motion. He has used panning and zooming, but with layering the artwork to give it depth, creating a great visual representation of motion film.



I really like the look of this style of animation, and will venture into it more!


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