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Image Above: Camera Operator Bill Cottrell shoots a Mickey Mouse cartoon in 1930 at the Hyperion Avenue studio. Image Credit: Hans Perk, A Film L.A.
Over the last several years my students have used a number of different Image Capture apps for shooting their animation. Lately, most everyone has been using an app called Stop Motion Studio that has the very nice virtue of being available on all of the major platforms: iOS, Android, Mac OS, and Windows.
Last year LAUSD adopted a Learning Management System (LMS) called Schoology at all middle schools and high schools. Students are able to use schoology to view assignments, access resources and materials, and view grades and due dates. Open up the full post to see what you’ll need to do to start using Schoology.
Has it really been six years since we first did the Spore Animation Project? Check out these examples from the distant and ancient year of two-thousand and ten. There are some really great examples in here that might inspire you as we begin work on the 2016 Spore Animation Project.
Simple Cartoon Figure Drawing
Simple is probably the wrong word. Veteran students might recall the times I’ve shown the work of artists and described their work as deceptively simple. When I say that what I’m getting at is that an artist’s work may seem superficially simple but there is often a great deal of complexity hidden underneath the image. In order to achieve a simple look and do it really well requires a great deal of skill, technique, and thoughtfulness on the part of the artist.
Anyhow, we’ll discuss those aspects of simplicity more in class. For now, let’s move on:
From the Animation Archive (Broken Link):
To create new model sheets for each of the characters in “Get A Horse!,” Disney Animation hand-drawn artist Eric Goldberg studied early Mickey films.
The Animation Archive website is a treasure trove of animation related artwork: Check it out (Broken Link).
Model Sheets by Eric Larson:
Also see: This post on the a video game under development that nails the look of early to mid 1930s animation style.