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 Lecture 21: Final Assignments and Rotoscope Worktime


* Guest Speaker: Brad Clark (1 hour 30 minutes)

History of puppet animation and puppeteering

Screenings

("Excerpt" indicates that only a short clip is to be shown in class – time indicated is that of full online clip or film)

PUPPET ANIMATION - PERFORMANCE/ HISTORY:

Cameraman's Revenge - Ladislaw Starewicz (13:22)

It's a Bird -1930 – Charley Bowers (3:04 – excerpt)

New Gulliver – 1935 –Alexander Ptushko (1hr12min – excerpt starts at 14:55)

Mighty Joe Young – 1949 – Willis O'Brien /Harryhausen Finale (7:10)

Tom Thumb -1958 – Yawning Man segment– Wah Ming Chang (3:32)

The Hand -1965 – Jiri Trnka (17:49 – excerpt)

Vincent – 1982 - Tim Burton (6:25)

Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer 1964 Part 1 (15:00 - excerpt)

Ball of Yarn – 1968 -Nikolai Serebryakov - Russia (9:32 – excerpt)

Dojoji -1976 -Kihachiro Kawamoto- Japan (18min - excerpt)

Saving Mother - 2006 – Shanghai Animation Studio (54min – excerpt)

Rigoletto -1993– Barry Purves [1:22)

Madame Tutli-Putli (17:20) (Excerpt)

PERFORMANCE – LIVE PUPPETRY

Bruce Schwartz segment – Double Life of Veronique (3:31)

Tyger - Guilherme Marcondes (4:32)

Screenings Kong (DVD)

CONSTRUCTION and MATERIALS:

Jim Henson on simple puppet facial design (9:35 – excerpt)

Making of King Kong Kong (on flash drive or dvd)

Making of Paranorman (01:32)

Stop-Mo-Tec Walking armature

Dodu O Rapaz de Cartão (Episódio Piloto) - (4:42)

Something Left Something Taken (10:14)

ADDITIONAL EXAMPLES:

Mr. Resistor – 1994 Will Vinton Studios (8:03)

Balance - Wolfgang Lauenstein (7:41)

Super Furry Animals - Its not the End of the World (3:24)

Robot Chicken: Revised Lessons of Dr. Suess (2:40)

Jim Henson and Michael Frith on Muppet performance, characterization, design:


Puppet Building Demo: Bonnie and Thomas (40min)


Tutorials on building wire puppets:

http://www.awn.com/articles/advanced-art-stop-motion-animation-building-puppets-part-1/page/5,1

http://animation-tutorials.wonderhowto.com/how-to/make-6-inch-armature-for-stop-motion-animation-243922/

Reading
The Art of Stop motion Animation Chapter 7:
http://www.stopmotionworks.com/articles/artofSMchpt7.pdf

Assignment: Make a puppet animation


Announcements:

Due: Paint on Glass due by MIDNIGHT Wed. night.

Due: Final Project Proposal Thursday

Due today: Rotoscope 4 second clips

Collect Rotoscope Assignment - put it in the homework folder

Volunteers needed: Due April 2

1. Editor to combine clips
2. Audio person to add sound