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