Monday, 21 November 2011

Personal Definition of Animation

We have had to write a post about this as part of the Master's course but I thought it was probably worth putting it here too so that you can argue with me and maybe understand my personal work/ ambition a bit more.  I've been giving some thought as to what animation means to me. For me it is a way of creating the world in which I want to live, based mostly on reality but with some surrealist elements thrown in [I've possibly read too much magical realism stories]. I find it much easier to accept the reality of a situation if I think that there is something else to this world and I feel that above all the arts that animation arguably presents the right tools and techniques to do this. I guess I learned from an early age that this is not a world in I want to live and so the only way to find that place was to make it myself, even if I don't have the skills to do it well enough yet! This view is something which will no doubt change the older I get and the more varied work I do however as I currently stand my definition is thus:

Animation :

A man made technologically aided process to make the impossible believable in order to enhance our perception and visually make sense of the world in which we [want to] live.

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