Category Archives: # 1 Summer 1982

Building an Animation Rostrum – part 1 (page 2 of 2)

Making a Rostrum

By Brian Clare
Part One

“What’s that thing in your garage?” has become the catch phrase in our household over the past few months. “That thing”, I proudly reply to the butcher, the baker and the milkman, to name just a few, “is my animation stand.” “Cor Blimey! How does that work mate?”

I think a better question would be “How did you make it?”, and quite honestly it wasn’t too difficult, when you know exactly what you want and what you want it to do.

Making the film Nightmare

The Making of a Nightmare

By Neil Carstairs

NEIL CARSTAIRS, WINNER OF AN IAC INTERNATIONAL AWARD THIS YEAR WITH HIS FILM ‘NIGHTMARE’, TELLS US ABOUT HIS APPROACH TO CARTOON FILM MAKING.

I was brought up with painting, my grandfather was a commercial artist, and painting was my father’s main hobby. I had always felt vaguely that I would like to make cartoon films, and about four years ago I bought my first (and only) camera and started animating.

My Animation Experience So Far

By Syd Proudlock Because my present camera includes all the standard accessories such as the single frame release, I decided to make an animated title for a holiday film. Using cut-outs, a piece of art board, and my Velbon tripod I carefully planned and began the task. The final result when projected was satisfactory, the… Read More »

Animation as a training aid

By Alex Bickerstaffe Visual aid mediums are now being used by many sporting bodies, not the least by my own, the British Amateur Weight Lifters Association.  (B.A.W.L.A.) In the making of one of our aids we pick out of a movie film of a weight lifter, those relevant frames which will be used in the… Read More »

Track Reading for Beginners

By David Jefferson I make all of my animated cartoons to a pre-recorded sound track because nothing brings the drawings to life as well as sound that fits the action. These days I use a track reading sound head and frame counter together with a two-way synchroniser to check the results and a projector synchroniser… Read More »