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Pipe Cleaner Animation

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This is our class video for the pipe cleaner animation!!

pipe_cleaner_animate.mov

Puppet Animation

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PUPPET ANIMATION

 

Animated sequence with characters that have been designed and built as freestanding 3-D objects.

 

Starts with:

Armature: flexible skeleton-like structure

    • Wire
    • Polymorph (plastic substance for strength i.e. "bones" of puppet)
    • "Tie-down" - nut and screw used to attach puppet to set

 

**Puppet can later be formed with clay, foam, and cloth to give characteristics


jekyll_armature_finished.jpg

 

Puppets Must Have:

  • Freestanding able to support own weight
  • Movable body joints; hold any position
  • Well executed; remarkable detail
  • Viewed 360 degrees

 

Types:

  • Carved wooden doll with movable parts
  • Plastic-jointed dolls
  • Covered armature w/ padded and costumed body
  • Any figurines i.e. Barbies, Legos, GI Joe



 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-W9Tm1Clas&feature=related

 
Leading Animators:
Rankin-Bass
Jim Henson
Tim Burton
 
Mostly Found In:
Western Europe
North America
Japan
 
Culture:
Japan ~ Bunraku
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X17UdXz_Aew
Indonesia ~ Holy Prayer; serious
India ~ Stories of Gods and/or Goddesses
Vietnam ~ Hanoi Water Puppets
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q88j87LCiXw

Japan ~ Bunraku

 


Vietnam ~ Hanoi Water Puppets



ACTIVITY:

Pipe-cleaner Armatures w/ Stop Motion Animation!!


pipe_cleaner.JPEG