Category Archives: # 2 Autumn 1982

Making the Legend of Bolster

The drawings were made on thin white bond paper, then traced onto cels using black waterproof ink. I find you can see through the paper without using a light box. This means you can literally make drawings anywhere. I’d often sit in an armchair with my drawing board on my lap.

Cutting the cost of cel animation

Cutting the Cost of Cel Animation

By Les Ranyard

My interest in animation began very early in my cine hobby with hand drawn titles and short cartoons drawn directly onto blank 9.5 film – this was very difficult as anyone who has done it will agree – to keep your subject in the same position in the frame – being unable to overtrace – then like many of us, I changed over to Super 8 which made this medium almost impossible due to the reduced frame size.

Cutting the cost of cel animation

issue-2-page-14used the older of my grandchildren who added the desired sound effect on ‘queue’, sometimes. This was a huge joke, with masses of retakes, till the desired effect was obtained. This was the lighter side of animation, enjoyed by all who took part in it, most of the time, except when the wife would poke her head round the door, asking if we want a ‘cuppa’. Back to the start again, after the children had stopped laughing at my remarks to my fast retreating wife.

Animation by a young film maker

Animation by a Young Film Maker

MICHAEL SALKELD WON THE BBC YOUNG FILM MAKER’S COMPETITION LAST YEAR. HE TELLS US HOW HE GOT STARTED THROUGH TO HIS LATEST FILM.

I have been making animated films for six years, though I had been interested in animation all my life. At first I made flick books, generally copying things I had seen on the television or in the cinema.

Naturally I didn’t stay satisfied with flick books for very long, so by the time I got a cine camera for Christmas, also my 11th birthday, I was geared up to make animated films. At first I copied Walt Disney or should I say the style of Walt Disney, which isn’t all that bad considering Disney animation is so good.

Animated films in the IAC film library (Autumn 1982)

The Institute of Amateur Cinematographers (IAC) Film and Video Library holds the world’s largest collection of outstanding amateur movies. In addition to winners of national and international competitions, they have archive material going back to the earliest days. Compiled by IAC Films Officer, Bernard Ashby FACI in 1982. CARTOONS AND CUT-OUT ANIMATION CA – conventional… Read More »