What is Animation?

When you were a kid, you probably made flipbooks in the corners of your

notebooks of flowers growing or balls bouncing.

This is exactly what animation is. Each individual drawing moves too fast for you to see,

but the sum of all these drawings is a fluid action.

This paper and pencil has come to life right before your eyes.

Animators are a mixture of actor and artist – we have to figure out the best way to bring life to any particular scene.

Animators spend years learning techniques and rules on how to mimic life, and

then even longer learning how to break them. We have to step into the shoes of the character we animate, walk the walk, and talk the talk.

If it was the moving real film then you can hire the actor and the cameraman and makeup artist,

the movie goes smoothly and it’s done.

With real people, getting hours worth of frames is easy.

But animation makes every single 1/24th of a second something to fight for.

If you are going for animation you need to first give attention to the storyboard,

the body posture, environment, expression, camera angle and many things.

“Toy Story” is the first feature-length film

 fully modeled and created with the

help of 3D technology.

Back in the old days, 1914 to be exact, the same author of Little Nemo made the first

motion cartoon named ‘Gertie the Dinosaur’.

This cartoon took patience and effort, because he had to draw the background over and over again,that’s hard work.

Cartoons were hand-drawn by paper, much similar to flipbooks.

“Tangled” is to date the most expensive animated film in the world,

Today, most animations are made with computer-generated imagery

(Computer-Generated Imagery (CGI) is the creation of still or

animated visual content with computer software)

The evolution of CGI led to the emergence of virtual cinematography in the 1990s where

the vision of the simulated camera is not constrained by the laws of physics.

Availability of CGI software and increased computer speeds has allowed individual artists

and small companies to produce professional-grade films, games, and fine art from their home!!!!!!!


Animation is important because it makes us be able to tell stories and communicate emotions and ideas in a

unique, easy-to-perceive way that both small children and adults can understand.

Animation has helped connect people throughout the world in a way that sometimes writing and live-action films cannot.

It allows people to be united by a single passion, such as a fandom, and work on huge projects

In conclusion, computer animation has made a huge impact on entertainment, movie industries, and kids.

Computer animation made entertainment more interesting and enjoyable.

Huge companies, such as Walt Disney and Pixar, were greatly influenced by the invention of computer animation.

Also, the effects of children from the technology can be both bad and good.

Additionally, computer animation is not a replacement for traditional animation, just another tool.

Finally, although the technology today is advanced,

there’s a greater future in store for computer animation!!!!!!!!

“Animation is the only thing I ever wanted to do in my whole life. I have no desire for live-action or anything else.”
(John Lasseter)