Animation Techniques

The emphasis then is on the development of a visual dynamic language, independent of literature and theatrical traditions, demonstrating that pure graphic choreography is capable of its own wordless truth.
-Jules Engel


Descriptions of animation techniques. Originally published along with The History of Experimental Animation by William Moritz
Traditional Animation
Stop Motion
Tinting, Toning and Hand-Tinting
Under the Camera
Rotoscope
Cameraless Animation
Optical Printer
Oil Wipe

All of a sudden it hit me—if there was such a thing as composing music, there could be such a thing as composing motion. After all, there are melodic figures, why can’t there be figures of motion?
-Len Lye

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