Thursday, 17 July 2014

stop motion animation formats

stop motion animation formats

lego - death star canteen

The Lego death star canteen animation was made by Eddie Izzard. This is a stop motion animation. it was made using small lego figures and scenery made from lego also. This was made by taking a photo of the set and then moving the figures a tiny bit each photo. all of the photos then get put in to order on a software such a i stop motion which will turn the pictures in to a short film. The less you move the figures and the more photos you take will create a smoother movement. This animation is aimed

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

4) stop motion animation techniques

cadburys creme egg advert

The cadburys Creme egg stop motion advert made by Aardman was made in 2011. A group of prop creators worked with Aardman and spent two days wrapping 500 plastic Creme eggs in their foil paper so they was able to create this tv advert. Cadburys sponsored the London 2012 olympics which was the whole idea of the sporting themed adverts known as the goo games. taking the scale of a cadbury creme egg Aardman were able to create a huge sporting stadium with the capacity of 800 eggs. to make the creme eggs move metal rigs were attached to them and for each photo

Friday, 27 June 2014

development of animation

joseph plateau was a physicist from belgium. He was the first person to demonstrate the illusion of a moving image. in order to do this he used counter rotating disks with repeating drawn images in small increments of motion on one and regularly spaced slits in the other. Joseph Plateau called this device the phenakistoscope.

Emile Reynaud was a french inventor and was responsible for the first projected animated cartoons. he created the Praxinoscope in 1877. The praxinoscope is an animation device which uses a strip of pictures placed around the inner surface of a spinning cylinder.

edweard mutbridge - speculation raged for years over wether all four hooves of a running hourse left the ground. people believed the did, but the motion was too fast for human eyes to detect. muybridge began experimenting with an array of 12 cameras photographing a galloping horse in a sequence of shots. the first results proved that all four hooves did come off the floor. between 1878 and 1884 muybridge perfected his motion of horses proving that all four hooves come off the floor.

Thomas Edison invented the kinetoscope. The Kinetoscope is an early motion picture exhibition device. The Kinetoscope was designed for films to be viewed by one individual at a time through a peephole viewer window at the top of the device. The Kinetoscope was not a movie projector but introduced the basic approach that would become the standard for all cinematic projection before the advent of video, by creating the illusion of movement by conveying a strip of perforated film bearing sequential images over a light source with a high-speed shutter

The lumiere brothers, French inventors and pioneer manufacturers of photographic equipment who created an early motion picture camera and projector called the cinematographe. 

George Pal was born in hungarian and was an american animator and film producer who worked in the science fiction genre he was nominated for loads of academy awards and recieved a honorary award in 1944. This makes him the second most nominated exile.

Willis Harold Obrien was an American motion picture special effects and a stop motion pioneer who managed to produced some of the best known images created in cinema history. In 1950 Willis Harold Obrien won an academy award for best visual effects.

Monday, 23 June 2014

charity research

1) cardiac risk in the young (cry) is a charity to raise awareness that can lead to young sudden cardiac death. this would be a good charity to make a animation for because cry is aimed at the younger population which means the animation would appeal to them.

2) The Make-A-Wish Foundation is a no profit organization founded in the United States that arranges experiences (described as "wishes") to children with life-threatening medical conditions. In order to qualify for a wish, the child must be between the ages of 2 and a half and 18 at the time of referral. It is the child's physician that ultimately decides if a child is eligible.

 3)BBC children in need is the BBC's UK charity. Since 1980 it has raised over £600 million to change the lives of disabled children and young people in the UK. One of the highlights is an annual telethon, held in November and televised on BBC One and BBC One HD. stop motion animation would be suitable for children in need because the charity is aimed at children and stop motion animation appeals to children. Also there is a lot of things we could do using pudsy bear as we can make him out of clay and do a lot of stuff with him. 


The save the children fund commonly known as save the children is an international non governmental organization that promotes children's rights, provides relief and helps support children in developing countries. It was created in the united kingdom in 1919  to improve the lives of children through better education, health care, and economic opportunities

5) The NSPCC ( the national society for the prevention of cruelty to children) is a charity that campaign and work in child protection. The NSPCC focus on seven key themes : neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse, children under one, children with disabilities, children from black and ethnic minority and looked after children.

chosen charity

after looking at all of these charities i have decided to choose the make a wish charity. i have chosen this charity because the charity is a really good cause and there is a lot of things i am to do to with this charity to create a good stop motion advert that will appeal to the target audience.

make a wish Fairy advert

 This TV advert for make a wish shows a young boy who suffers from i life threatening illness. The young boys wish was to be a movie director for a day and the advert shows this happening and his wish coming true. This tv advert gives a positive message to the viewers because it shows the young boy who has been through a lot and who is very ill having the time of his life as his wish to become a movie director has come true. The advert also shows that the make a wish foundation is a really good charity that helps children with terminal illnesses have the time of their life. The advert is aimed towards all age groups. This is because anyone from the age 18 and up can donate to the charity, but also it really appeals to the younger generation because of all the dinosaurs and lasers. This is good because it will encourage children to fundraise money for the make a wish foundation. The technique used to make this tv advert was film. This television advert is very effective because it really shows that the charity does good and changes peoples life which will make the public want to donate to the charity. 

make a wish fairy advert

Friday, 13 June 2014

33) powerpoint bibliography

30) notes from client

Client Feedback


Items Discussed:

the class discussed with us the problem and good things with our ident and some things we could improve on if we were to do it again


  • the ident need to be more fluent 
  • the transaction between each frame needs to be slowed down and more carefully moved when taking the pictures for the footage 
  • the ident logo could have been more clear at the end of your ident 
  • make it less random

good things 

  • has a good theme 
  • well done for the time done in
  • has got things that others weren't able to do
  • more advanced than others 
  • well made set

things to improve on 

  • the transaction between frame
  • logo could be more clear