Sound, Set and Action: Animation Videos


In this workshop we looked at different examples of animation, music videos and still images that uses elements of built sets, costumes and stop motion in relation to the Sound, Set and Action project.

Fortuna, Flipbook – William Kentridge

William Kentridge Fortuna FlipbookThe animation begins with the opening of the book, it shows an illustration of a man drawn on top of the text whilst moving. This continues with the flipping of pages within the book whilst the man is pacing back and forth continuously. Towards the end of the animation the man disappears, the text of “Fin” is shown and the closing of the book is the ending of the animation. I found this animation to be interesting as it uses text and illustration. I like the idea of drawing on top of a text book with the use of drawn media which could be considered for my own stop frame animation.

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Sound, Set and Action


In this workshop we looked at different storyboards and learnt about using the camera for different angles, movements and shots for an animation. These are some examples of well known characters and stories from a variety of storyboards.

In the image below, it shows a story board for the film called Taxi Driver by Martin Scorsese which is a neo-noir psychological thriller. The storyboard are seen like an old tv box which which already makes it look like you are watching it with some description of what is happening in each scene. The drawings are sketchy and simple, although they are not drawn in detail you are able to know what is happening. The use of black and some red adds more detail and emphasis to show the genre and key points of the movie.


The storyboard below is for Alien by Ridley Scott. This storyboard shows more detailed drawings…

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The History of Disney Animation – Part 1: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

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snow_white_1937_poster.png Image from: Wikipedia, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, <; , [accessed 5/5/2017]. I have been thinking recently about a series to do for my blog and, as a massive Disney fan and nerd, I thought it would be a lovely to make a series about Disney’s animated films. The history of the Disney company and its films have some history books and documentaries written about them, but I often lament that there is not a better monograph talking about Disney as a whole. Now this blog is not attempting to write a history of the Disney company. I just want to focus on the beautiful films that have been created by this company: how they were made, their success/failures and impact on the company and popular culture. A little, quick history on these classic films.

So let’s start at the beginning with the revolutionary Snow White and the Seven…

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The History of Disney Animation – Part 2 Pinocchio

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Pinocchio-1940-poster Image from: Wikipedia, Pinocchio (1940 film), <; [accessed 11/5/2017] Pinocchio had a tough act to follow but it is often credited with being one of Disney’s finest achievements and being a hugely important film within the history of the studio and animation.[1] The original story was written by Carlo Collodi and was a series in a magazine in 1881.[2] Disney does not seem to have considered Pinocchio as much of a feature. It was suggested as a short by Mrs K. Evans, (friend of the family) in a letter of April 1935 and was ultimately suggested as a feature film by Ben Sharpsteen to Walt.[3] So compared to Snow White, there is less of a personal connection to Disney himself. But very little is known about why Walt finally decided upon Pinocchio as a feature.

Nevertheless, story boarding began in March 1938; delayed by the pressure to…

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10 Steps to Happiness (Disney style)

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Disney is basically the root to happiness! Here are some tips from the movies which sum up how to be happy. If some of these tips can make Grumpy happy, I’m sure they’ll work for everyone.

1. Hate less, love more

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2. Worry less, dance more

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3. Take less, give more

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Or, just be like Captain Jack Sparrow,  and take what you can; give nothing back 😉

4. Consume less, give more

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5. Frown less, smile more

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6. Talk less, listen more

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7. Fear less, try more

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8. Judge less, accept more

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9. Watch less, do more

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10. Complain less, appreciate more

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