Response To Flipbook Process
When starting with just trying to figure out what subject would be suitable for a flipbook, I had a overflow of ideas.
Anything you could ever think of that might change in time (which is almost everything in the world) was fair game, which lead me to be stuck with the decision of choosing only one subject. I narrowed my idea down to the idea of documenting something growing and from that point on I decided on a tree. At first my idea of what I was going to do was very elaborate and detail oriented, and not to long after I started the process of creating my flipbook that I realized that I may be in over my head if I do as much in the piece that I originally wanted and it wasn't realistic for the amount of time that I had to accomplish this task. During the process of drawing out every page in my book, I gained a better perspective on animation and the work that goes into it, as well as I gained a larger respect for animators. The very drawn out process of creating an animation takes a lot of time, effort, and a certain temperament. You must be very patient and precise when trying to do this, for the slightest mistake in one of the frames can throw off the piece, as well as if you don't have a steady hand and find it hard to replicate frame after frame, when animating your flipbook, it will come out very shaky and not as fluid as it should be.