Digitalize materials

This week’s topic, honestly, is difficult to absorb. I have to say that during 2 hours of the lecture, I had no idea what was going on. But when I reviewed the lecture topic and the videos Dr Jo showed us, it came across my mind that stop motion would be a good example of material transformation. Stop motion animation is defined as “animation that is captured one frame at time, with physical objects that are moved between frames. When you play back the sequence of images rapidly, it creates the illusion of movement. If you understand how 2D drawn animation (early Disney) works, stop motion is similar, except using physical objects instead of drawings”. That means by using materials like paper and clay, we can make animated videos. And I think it can be understood as the digitalization of materials.

This is a very cute stop motion animation. In the video, painting, paper and clay (to create objects), with a little effect by flashlight were used to make a video to tell a story about a water drop.

As we can see, without digitalization, materials are just materials. However, with technology, they can act like human. They are alive.

Reference:

“Introduction to stop motion”, Dragonframe, <http://www.dragonframe.com/intro_to_stop_motion.php&gt;

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2 responses to “Digitalize materials

  1. A very interesting post! It actually inspired me to do some research into stop motion animations and I found out that the Shaun The Sheep movie that came out earlier this year was a stop motion movie as well.

    Here’s the movie trailer for future reference

    In regards to improvements I would recommend you expand more on the influence that digital processes has on finished products as it will allow more content in your post.

    Away from that, your post was well constructed and your thoughtful definition of stop motion animations allowed me to understand the topic more than enough to accurately interpret your blog post. Well done!

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  2. Hey! I definitely agree with you when i was listening to the lecture, i honestly had no idea what was going on! Lucky i have come across your blog because i found that your example really opened my eyes to the world of stop motion animation which is a great digital object. The addition of the video was a great find and further helped me understand how stop motion animation works. Although your post was quite short and brief, i think it was a great way to reflect on that weeks topic which i also found challenging! I cam across this stop motion animation YouTube video that you may like to take a look at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSzCLf8tjP4 which i found so awesome. Great post 🙂

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