I am loving my Alternative Techniques class!! Right now we are making hand-drawn animations on 16mm clear celluloid and black leader film. Pictured above are two of the first ones I made. I used sharpies on the clear film to draw changing patterns on one side and colorful backgrounds on the other side, and I used an X-acto knife on the emulsion of the black film and then colored in my scratchings with sharpie. (I used a bit of scratching on the clear film, too.) Then we spliced the ends together and loaded them up on the projector – voila! “Avant-garde” film! You can see the first four strips (the color ones) in motion in the animated gif above. (All I did there was take the crappily small-resolutioned film strip, import it into After Effects, and move the strip’s Position up frame by frame.) Read the rest of this entry »
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