September 26, 2012

Animaniacs - Fundamentals course day 1

I began teaching Animation Fundamentals at Quickdraw Animation Society again.
And it is FUN, every Tuesday night for the next dozen weeks.
There are 11 students all crammed into my class. We covered Man's history with creating sequential images and early animation inventions inspired by Roget's essay "Persistence of Vision". The first toy we made were Thaumatropes.
We watched a historical movie about Magic Lantern's and the history of Animation. We then got to making a looping animation toy, the Phenakistoscope. It is a really fun group and I can't wait to see what they make over the next semester.

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