Animation: The Complex Definition Of Animation

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The Complex Definition of Animation Technically Animation means brings life to or act of bringing life to. Not in the context of giving birth, but adding quality or making something more vivid. In the realm of graphic arts animation brings life to an image or object by projecting movement from something that was originally still and adding sound. Almost every form of animation starts with a drawn image or created object that is transformed into an animation. The classic form of animation, Stop-motion, takes one image or frame followed by others frames to project the image moving. South Park is a hilariously vulgar television series and at its core it is a form of stop-motion animation. When the TV show first started the animators used …show more content…
The animators would set up and entire frame full of the characters and effects desired and took a picture of that frame and setup the following frame to portray the characters interacting with each other and the environment. The process used in south park is called Cut-out animation. It uses the principles of a stop motion animation by taking a picture of a set up still frames followed by a series of frames to create an animation. Other forms of animation use the idea of frame by frame setup to portray movement. The major …show more content…
The term animation is so broad and makes it hard to define because it has many different forms. All the forms accomplish the goal of getting the subject that is still to move based on appearance to the audience. The job of all entertainers is to create something so that the audience perceives it in their own way. All people have different tastes, desires, and conditions causing everyone to see something different. Cartoon might seem childish to an adult but to every child and Animator they are beautiful works of art that are appreciated for the pretty colors and the hard work done to complete such a tedious task. Whenever I watch an animation I watch for the story and to see how the animators achieved certain effects. Being an animation student it’s hard not to pay attention to it but my main focus is always on the story. Animation wouldn’t be very entertaining if it weren’t telling any kind of story or proving some point. Watching animation without a story is like eating without taste buds it’s just not satisfying. Based on this my final definition for animation is a collection of images being brought to life with the adaptation of movement sound and plot for an audience. No

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