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Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Today we worked on:
- importing an image
- zoom in/out
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Tues. Nov. 8, 2011 - Homework MsGulia MsGulia 14 162 Nov 10, 2011 by QianQianLin QianQianLin
Fri. Nov. 4, 2011 - Homework MsGulia MsGulia 9 187 Nov 9, 2011 by NguyenNicole NguyenNicole
Intro. to ANIMATION questions... MsGulia MsGulia 12 199 Oct 27, 2011 by fujie9118000 fujie9118000

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Friday, November 4, 2011
Today we worked on:
- shape tween (morphing)
- did we look at... blinking eyes, continuous background, importing an image???
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Your homework... also in the discussion area:
- look at the swf files of last years student work... (they play only once so refresh or reload this page to replay them)
- think about how the zoom in or zoom out and the fade in or out was done : )
- find and watch a video about how zoom in and/or zoom out is done in Flash CS3 or CS4
- find and watch a video about fade in or out effect in Flash CS3 or CS4
- send me the video links in the discussion area below
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Animation - Flash Techniques ...and some cinematic techniques : )
moving objects - motion tween (we've done this in class: Wed. Nov 2)
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transforming one shape into another shape, (we've done this in class: Wed. Nov 4)
eg. a circle become a square - shape tween (morphing)
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changing colour -
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frame by frame animation (using keyframes)
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blinking eyes - (we started this in class: Wed. Nov 4)
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continuous background - (we started this in class: Wed. Nov 4)
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inserting an image - (we started this in class: Wed. Nov 4)
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zoom in/out -
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panning effect -
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fade in /out -
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fade to white, fade to black -
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cut/cut to -
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Animation - Introduction, History & Background

Read the wikipedia article on ANIMATION.

Your homework questions will be in the discussion area:
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Tues. Nov. 8, 2011 - Homework MsGulia MsGulia 14 162 Nov 10, 2011 by QianQianLin QianQianLin
Fri. Nov. 4, 2011 - Homework MsGulia MsGulia 9 187 Nov 9, 2011 by NguyenNicole NguyenNicole
Intro. to ANIMATION questions... MsGulia MsGulia 12 199 Oct 27, 2011 by fujie9118000 fujie9118000



Watch "Animando" video from the National Film Board (NFB) archives:
- a short film made by a brazilian animation artist
- see how many different animation techniques are shown in this short film... count them : )





Watch "Her Morning Elegance" music video by Oren Lavie:
- this is a professional video...



- imagine the how much time and planning went into this project

- how much time went into preproduction and storyboarding?

- how many photos were needed to produce this project?

- how long did it take to shoot?



Watch the "Behind the Scenes Video of Her Morning Elegance":




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Sand Animtion Video


- in this video the sand animation is presented as a performance before a live audience
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Zoopraxiscope - thirteen frames on a loop

Thaumatrope - a very popular toy in Victorian times; TWO different images seen very quickly merge into ONE image; here's a digital thaumatrope

Zoetrope -
Zoetrope.jpg