Gender roles are prominent throughout the history of animated Disney films. Disney has always displayed both men and women in stereotypical body forms. The female is devised with the perfect hourglass figure, small waist and large eyes. In comparison to the males with there perfectly sculpted masculine physique.
Snow white and the seven dwarves was […]
Body language plays an important role within animation. It helps us to convey emotion across to our audience. Whether it is subtle movements or broad gestures, it helps the audience understand the emotion of the scene and helps tell the story.
Pixars ‘Inside Out’ is a perfect example of how animators use body language to […]
This week I was able to experiment with stop motion animation. Our task was to create a four-legged run, using a quadruped armature. We started off by practing creating key poses with the armature, which enabled us to get to grips on how to bend it effectively for each shot. Additionally, this helped us to […]
When reflecting on my process through term 1, I have to say I am very pleased with my progress so far.
I have attended the weekly live drawing sessions, which has been very helpful when considering the movement within my animations, but most of all it has helped me progress with my character designs. Looking […]
On Tuesday evening I attended the ‘Animated Documentaries’ screening at the London International Animation festival. It was an invaluable experience; it was really interesting to see how each artist portrayed their unique ideas through documentary animation. Each film was totally unique, conveying a different theme.
I feel as if the use of animation as a […]
Stanislavski was born in 1863 and was a Russian actor and theatre director. Stanislavski is considered the father of modern acting as he influences every acting technique in the modern era. The Stanislavski system is a set of techniques used by actors to help them create believable emotions and actions in the characters they play. […]
Nina Gantz is a Dutch animation film director currently based in Brighton. I came across Nina’s animation ‘Edmond’ whilst I was researching for my animator for the presentations. I had the pleasure of meeting Nina today and listening to her talk about her animation ‘Edmond’, and about her current projects. What initially drew me to […]
Last week I took a trip to the cartoon museum in London. I found it particularly interesting to learn about the history of the graphic novel that has been popular with older audiences over the last forty years. Graphic storytelling within cartoons has been a part of our culture for three centuries. It has evolved […]
Animation used in advertising has allowed companies to create a magical environment to associate their firm with. The use of animation in Christmas campaigns has become increasingly popular over the past few years, with firms spending up to 5 Million on advertising. The success of a Christmas marketing campaign can have a huge effect on […]