Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Reflections on the workshop entitled "The Human Zoetrope" by Rob Lycett, senior lecturer at the University of Huddersfield.

Rob provided an excellent initial presentation which looked at the works of Stephen Irwin and for example "the black dog's progress".

The objective of this workshop today was to create approximately 300 frames of film animation which would last about 45 seconds.
The inspiration for the workshop came from Channel 4's "life-size Zoetrope" which was a short film by Mark Simon Lewis.

The method for the seminar was synchronised exposure using a DSLR camera. The images were then further processed by using digital animation together with repeating loops to make a much larger piece of work.

The notions of looping and repetition are similar to the ideas of Eduard Muybridge's moving horse.

These ideas of looping repetition, - animation; still continue the work into the current day fashion in Manga.

In this particular workshop, the initial activities were to create a title sequence as a pixelation. An example of a useful resource was "looming Iris" which was a real-world time-lapse pixelation set up by the art movement INCAa.

In our workshop, the group was split into six groups of three, giving 18 separate creators pretty much free rein to produce 12 frames each which would then be stitched together using the application "Dragon-frame".

The outcome of the workshop is linked below.

https://vimeo.com/189297946/

<iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/189297946" width="640" height="427" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe><p><a href="https://vimeo.com/189297946">hudgda_zoetrope_2016</a> from <a href="https://vimeo.com/breakingthings">Rob Lycett</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

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