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AnimationMy personal enjoyment with animation has inspired me to writethis essay pertaining to animation Since I was a child I havebeen fascinated with cartoons from when they started out to beblack and white and until now with full colour and computereffects To better perceive what my personal feelings aboutanimation are I must first discuss in full detail a generaloverview of how animators bring traditional animation alive withmotion Animation seems like a smooth movement of drawn sequences ofartwork pasted together to form a single sequence of animation This is the basis of animation but animation is far simpler thanit may seem The true meaning of animation is that it is aseries of drawings strung together to create the illusion ofsmooth fluent movement1 But the process of creating this so-called illusion is a pain staking process during which artistsmust spend tremendous hours of agony to produce only seconds ofanimated film Before an animator goes about creating an animation he or shemust have the knowledge of several rules of animation whichanimators around the world follow The first rule of animation isthat an animator must hold the understanding of the techniquesused to produce single cells of animation Second rule and oneof the most important ones is that the animator must have greatpatience so that his or her piece of artwork is not rushed toprevent the animation from looking choppy and not as smooth as itshould look Finally what is required from an animator is ittakes commitment and effort to make the basis of animation comealive with fresh ideas2 The following is not a rule ofanimation but is often taught to animators around the world Animators were often taught that animation is only limited bythe imagination and skills of its creators3 Using these rulesanimation companies hire artists who are familiar with the rulespreviously discussed but to create a feature full-lengthanimation you need more than just these rules Below the processof creating a feature full-length animation will be discussed infurther detail
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