September 2009 Archives

Project 1: Part 1: Digital Collage.

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Project 1 Steps


As a class we created an image bank with 5 images each, one of each: texture, landscape, face, animal, mechanical object.

I used animal images from the community image bank but for my background I had a specific concept and used images from a telescope and the moon.


We used photoshop to create an imaginary creature from the pictures in the image bank.

I mostly used simple tools including: lasso and magic wand, blur, burn and various picture adjustments. I used three simple pictures: a barn owl, a deer, and horse hooves. I cut out the deer body and cropped its face to fit the cropped owl face over it. I blurred the two together and merged the layers.


We used photoshop to create a habitat for our creature.

I used overlay tool, cut and past, and the burn tool to made a surreal landscape for my beast. It was a combination of four photos (2 for the moon and 2 for the background). Using the overlay tool extensively enabled me to create a surreal but simple background.


We used the layers in photoshop to create an animated clip of our creature in its landscape.



Project 2: Examples of Cut Out Animations.

Developments in Animation.


One of the things I have noticed in the media world are the advances in animation. Specifically the absence of hand drawn animation.
Ponyo is a good example of the minority of productions. The Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki go through storyboards and sketches. For example, in the opening sequence with fish, undersea creatures, and watery effects, 1613 pages of conceptual sketches were needed to fully develop the scene. More than 160,000 animation cels were created for the film.
Compare this film with other recent animations: 9 , Up , Monsters vs Aliens , Kung Fu Panda , and Wall-E.

About Me.

This blog is authored by Elise Filmore for a Digital Methods in Art Education class at University of Minnesota Duluth. 

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