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Senior Studio 2: WOMPANOAG

As always compression from online video hosting has destroyed the effects of the neural network in the video, but this is more-or-less the final version of the thesis film I have been working on this whole semester. And there are … Continue reading

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Survey of Animation: Yuri Norstein Inspired Animation

The heart/soul of a forest is that it a home to others. This is what I thought when I was thinking if the “narrative” for this piece. They way I chose to adapt Yuri Norstein’s style of animation was to … Continue reading

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Survey of Animation: Yuri Norstein Research Paper

Multiplane Master: Yuri Norstein Stop motion, as a technique, holds records of its roots deep within the rich history of both animation and filmography, and reaches almost all the way back into the final years of the 19th century. Specifically … Continue reading

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Survey of Animation: Lotte Reiniger

Lotte Reiniger was one of many different artist who used stop motion animation to create work that would not have been able to be portrayed in a similar manner in both live action filming or traditional animation. Reiniger’s style makes … Continue reading

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Survey of Animation: Concept of Abstraction

Kinetic Abstraction: The Abstraction of a biplane in coordinated flight patterns. I want to take the on-the-ground view of an older biplane-type air craft and translate that into abstraction. The overall paths and arcs that it makes in the sky … Continue reading

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Survey of Animation: Flipbook

  For this assignment I made use of film references from the animator Otto Messmer; known mostly for his cartoons and animations of Felix the Cat. I specifically used the films “Feline Follies” (1919), “Felix Comes Back” (1922), “Felix in … Continue reading

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Production 2: Peer Critique

http://schmitt7.wordpress.com/2014/05/12/alfred-state-pd-project/ If the comment isn’t accepted yet, here it is now: “The overall timing is quite good up until the the camera is zooms in on the 5. The camera hangs around a bit too long before it does the … Continue reading

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