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Animation Where it came from and where will it be Animation in the past fifty years has taken large steps in improvements to what it is today It has changed in many ways from techniques to their usage in entertainment It has opened opportunities for new employment in companies It has allowed us to see things we could only imagine It has also changed the way of life To animate according to the New World Webster Dictionary is to make something alive or to give it motion An animator according to Animators from Chronicle Guidance Publications is animators create moving illustrations for motion pictures television direct-to-video commercials interactive video games and the Internet Create a series of sequential drawings of characters of other subjects which when photographed and projected at specific speeds become animated Animators np Animations history can go back all the way to three thousand years ago in Eastern Asia with shadow puppets In that place and time it was one of the more popular forms of entertainment In the past one hundred and fifty years there were devices called zoetropes that were wheels with pictures inside them with little slits dividing the pictures The person would then spin the wheel and if they were to look through the slits they could see the pictures moving like a little never ending cartoon A man named Winsor McCay created one of the first lengthy cartoons He experimented with a cartoon called Gertie the Dinosaur In this cartoon he and his neighbor had to draw all the pictures themselves Making it even harder to do is that he had to draw the background repeatedly again instead of using the cel animating method A Brief History of Gertie the Dinosaur 1 This cartoon came about 80 years before the movie Jurassic Park Then after about ten to fifteen years because it took much time and money to make an animated picture others started
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