Prehistoric times! This boar, found in the caves of Northern Spain, is an example of animated motion. What do you notice about this cave painting?
2000 BC Egyptians used a comic strip like series of images to depict continuous stories. What sport is being depicted?
1826 Any idea what this is?
It’s a Thaumatrope! Uses PERSISTENCE OF VISION See video
1834 The Zoetrope was invented by William Hoerner. How might this work? See video
Flip Books & Stop Motion 1860 What is a flip book? What is stop motion? “The Enchanted Drawing” See videos
"Humorous Phases of Funny Faces" Blackton’smethod was to draw comical faces on a blackboard and film them. He would stop the film, erase one face to draw another, and then film the newly drawn face. (Video)
“Gertie the Dinosaur” is a 1914 American animated short film by Winsor Mc Cay. This was the first cartoon to feature a character with an appealing personality. (See video)
Walt Disney’s “Steamboat Willie” 1928
It was in 1928 that the world's most famous rodent was featured in “Steamboat Willie,” the first cartoon with synchronized sound. (See video)
1935 “The Band Concert” Disney created the first color animated short. See video
“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” 1937 The first full-length animated feature in motion picture history, as well as the first produced in full color.
Willis O’Brien Stop Motion Pioneer • art 1 of 3) e-part 1 of 3) Video part 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=9v0uthr0c00&feature=endscreen
“The Lost World” 1925 & “King KongWillisO'Brien's "The Lost World"included 49 prehistoric animals in stop-motion, a huge step in stop motion history.
Ray Harryhausen brought magic to special effects as no other technician had before with his elaborate stop motion animation that spanned from the 1940s to the 1980s. His credits include movies such as “Clash of the Titans” & the “Sinbad” series. Where is stop motion now?
In 1993 the release of Steven Spielberg’s “Jurassic Park” ended the reign of stop motion animation as CGI became the new standard in realistic special effects in movies and eventually television.
In 1995 “Toy Story” was the first, full-length CGI animated film ever released, and put Pixar on the map. “Toy Story” led the way for additional widely successful films and created a new trend in 3D animation that has stifled the 2D traditional animation industry.
1993 “Jurassic Park” (See video)
Where are we now??? Motion Capture Movie Magic 2011 video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlTfWe1SZAQ&playnext=1&list=PL2FAAA800B163B2B3&feature=results_video
Meet Andy Serkis See Videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_Z7YUyCEGE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XM9Pvfq1KhE