2D UNIT IX: Time, Change, and Motion

Project IXC


Digital Locomotion (computer-based project)



flat bed scanner, computer, Photoshop software, .gif animation software for Mac (GIF Builder) --or-- .gif animation software for PC (.gif animator), laser printer (optional)


1. Muybridge, Eadweard:
--Masters of Photography series
--Wikipedia link

2. Time Frames

3. Haring, Keith: Flip Book

4. W. Kirk Kennedy: Instructions on animating a juggler

5. .gif animation tutorial

6. Comic Book Index http://www.comic-art.com/

7. "Situationist" Cartoons

8. Judith Baca mural



chronophotography, still image, animation, frame rate, frame sequence, frame delay, looping, GIF, GIF animation,



1. Using a flat bed scanner, create a series (at least 12) of digital stills from Eadweard Muybridge's book, "Locomotion". (Any sequence of images will serve...use your imagination if you don't want to use Muybridge).

2. Save the individual images as "gifs".

3. Import your sequence of images into the software "GIF Builder" (Mac) or other .gif animator (PC) software package. (See links above)

4. Experiment with "frame delay", "looping" and other features until you have a looping animation that you like.

5. Upload your animation to the class web site.



Complete the Critique (item #d) assignment and submit as an e-mail message to your instructor. Answer the questions twice--once for the artist from whom you appropriated the images; once for your own final interpretation.


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