Last week on Thursday, the extension group got a chance to see some special animators. There were two men that were animators from Bro Town and there names were Ali, Maka, the last guy Nills was a man from Auckland that paid them to come and teach us about animations. We were so lucky for having these guys come over and have the time to teach us more about cartoons and animations. We got taught lots of stuff such as the first animations, zoetropes, and many more cool stuff.
We were lucky to see one of the first animations made in the world. It went from, Gertie the Dinosaur, Mickey Mouse, Scooby Doo and Brotown. We played a cool game where a picture from the programme was blacked out and we had to guess what the picture was and we guessed all of them.
Zoetropes were one of the first things that were used to see moving animations. You put in the zoetrope 12 frames of pictures that change to make a moving object. After that you spin the zoetrope and you will see the picture moving.
I had a great time in that first session, and I can't wait for the next one.
This is the movie that I made about the work shop:
Animators Work Shop from SchoolTV on Vimeo.