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Animation

Quantum Nguyen

 

Animation is a computer generated 3d figure, shown in fictional movies and shows. When I get to college I want to major in animation because it is like bringing fantasy into reality in a big screen.  I started wanting to become an animator in middle school, and the reason for that is because I like science-fiction movies where animation are use in genre. I know the latter will difficult considering many other people want to be an animator and increasing. I still want to be one. The type of company will be Disney since they hold the rights to Marvel, comic industry; they produce Spider-man, Avengers, and the Fantastic Four. I had read comics since I was a kid.

Animation has historically been produced in two ways. The first is by artists creating a succession of cartoon frames, which are then combined into a film. A second method is by using physical models, e.g. King Kong, which are positioned, the image recorded, then the model is moved, the next image is recorded, and this process is continued. Before the advent of the computer animation, all animation was done by hand. Considering that each second of animation contains 24 frames (film), it isn’t difficult to imagine the tremendous amount of work and time that has to go into creating even the shortest of animated films.
Considering the immense amount of work that has to go into the making of an animation sequence, the drawing or painting is usually done by more than one person. After all a movie can be anywhere up to 1 ½ hours long which equates to approximately 130,000 different frames, beyond the means of even the speediest artist. A storyboard is laid out; the senior artists then go and draw the major frames of the movie, after that, they will send it to their manager for approval. Finally, critics will judge the movie whether viewers want to see the movie.

To create a traditional animation requires a team of cooperative artists and editors. It also demands a collective, creative approach, within which the individual artists and editors of the team must harmonize and communicate well with the other members of the team, for the final product to be successful. Because so many personnel are involved in producing a single piece of animated film, creation of this is very costly. Companies must create a team of animators that are willing to work together to get the finished product perfect the first time around. No matter how modest or ambitious the projects, the team of animators follow a strict number of structured procedures, and must possess the understanding of the concepts and terminology in traditional animation. When the team has been assembled, they begin a long process of set procedures, which all animators’ worldwide use. Below the many set procedures are described in full detail, the script is the first stage in all film production. In an animation script, the visual action in the plot and performance is far more important than the storyboard, it is a series of roughly drawn images that convey the action described in the script. This scene-by-scene portrayal helps the writer, director and animation team to access the content of the project and to correct any deficiencies in the soundtrack. After the script and storyboard are completed, the recording of any dialogue or key music is undertaken. Since traditional animation relies on perfect synchronization of the picture to the soundtrack, the animator must receive the recorded track before beginning to draw; designers create visual interpretations of all the actors in the script. When these interpretations are approved, the actors are drawn from many angles on a model sheet which the animators will use as a reference.

I hope to get into animation in Disney someday, I won’t let anything stop me.

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