Definition of Animation Essay

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CONTENT Introduction Definition of Animation 2 Technique Traditional Animation 3 Computer Animation 4 Digital Animation ( Madagascar) Synopsis 5 Plot 6 Characters 7 Conclusion 12 INTRODUCTION DEFINITION OF ANIMATION Animation is the rapid display of a sequence of images of 2-D or 3-D artwork or model positions to create an illusion of movement. The effect is an optical illusion of motion due to the phenomenon of persistence of vision, and can be created and demonstrated in several ways. The most common method of presenting animation is as a motion picture or video program, although there are other methods. It is defined as the manipulation of frame by frame which, when played as a sequence in fast succession, creates the illusion of movement. The word ‘animation’ itself came from Latin word, animātiō “the act of bringing to life” from the word animō “to ‘animate’ or ‘give life to’” and ātiō “the act of”. The earliest surviving stop-motion advertising film was an English short by Arthur Melbourne-Cooper called Matches: An Appeal (1899). Developed for the Bryant and May, Matchsticks Company, it involved stop-motion animation of wired-together matches writing a patriotic call to action on a blackboard. J. Stuart Blackton was possibly the first American film-maker to use the techniques of stop-motion and hand-drawn animation. Introduced to film-making by Edison, he pioneered these concepts at the turn of the 20th century, with his first copyrighted work dated 1900. Several of his films, among them The Enchanted Drawing(1900) and Humorous Phases of Funny Faces(1906) were film versions of Blackton's "lightning artist" routine, and utilized modified versions of Méliès' early stop-motion techniques to make a series of blackboard drawings appear to

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