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Design Essentials for the Motion Media Artist by Angie Taylor

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ANIMATION

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Figure 4.1 Still frames from The Inventors animations for Children's BBC in Scotland. © Angie Taylor, 2000.

Synopsis

The term motion media covers several disciplines. During my time as a freelancer, I concentrated on animation but also diversified into doing motion graphic design and visual effects work. These three distinct disciplines each require specialist skills, but they also overlap.

The term animation is used to describe the process of sequencing drawings, computer-generated artwork, or photographs of models to create the illusion of a moving image. Animation encompasses several categories, including hand-drawn animation, computer-generated ...

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