Animation countdown Research DUE Wed Aug 25th NOON

Research: 3

Undergrads

  • Provide one animation/video link of a countdown you respond to in terms of performance and style.
  • Provide at least one still image of a particular style you are inspired to incorporate into your countdown.

Grads

  • Provide 2 animation/video link of a countdown you respond to in terms of performance and style.
  • Provide at least 2 still images of a particular style you are inspired to incorporate into your countdown.

Be sure to explain the reason you chose the particular work and why or how it connects to your sensibility and how it inspires or evokes any emotional or philosophical ideas you believe in.  If possible explain who the artist is for each work and what they are trying to express.

POST YOUR RESEARCH LINKS INTO A COMMENT IN THIS POST Wed Aug 25 BEFORE NOON.

Be creative in use of imagery and transitions.

Here are some nice examples of animation countdowns…

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12 Responses to Animation countdown Research DUE Wed Aug 25th NOON

  1. oliviafelber says:

    I think I want to do what was suggested in class and combine two of the three ideas that I suggested:
    1. Having ‘rings’ that disappear with each passing second. Somewhat similar to this example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Z2ERpiS-Es
    On this note, I am actually thinking about using squares that fill a certain frame around the screen, instead of a circle
    Having a sort of ‘slot machine’ effect, where I cycle through each number rapidly similarly to the Loki logo, but having each number essentially freeze and stay on screen once its time is up. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqCkjwZnmT0
    This way I can practice using and animating some vectors, while also playing with some fun illustrations of the numbers themselves.
    I would also like to include at least a couple hands showing numbers to the effect, so it’s really a combination of all three ideas in the end.
    I really like dark teal for a background color, and then bright, vibrant yellows, reds, and pinks for the ‘rings’

  2. oliviafelber says:

    Here is my full post! I accidentally hit ‘comment’ before I was done with the other one…

    I think I want to do what was suggested in class and combine two of the three ideas that I mentioned:
    1. Having ‘rings’ that disappear with each passing second. Somewhat similar to this example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Z2ERpiS-Es
    On this note, I am actually thinking about using squares that fill a certain frame around the screen, instead of a circle
    2. Having a sort of ‘slot machine’ effect, where I cycle through each number rapidly similarly to the Loki logo, but having each number essentially freeze and stay on screen once its time is up. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqCkjwZnmT0

    This way I can practice using and animating some vectors, while also playing with some fun illustrations of the numbers themselves.

    I would also like to include at least a couple hands showing numbers to the effect, so it’s really a combination of all three ideas in the end.

    I really like dark teal for a background color, and then bright, vibrant yellows, reds, and pinks for the ‘rings’
    Here is a link to my google doc with pictures (I can also just screen share during class): https://docs.google.com/document/d/162fdvcAshRg7O9uI0wCvU_YOQFwVj5kTgZ_MnFas09s/edit?usp=sharing

  3. erentelime says:

    The first animation link I found was this short film called “Story of Flowers” which I watched a few years ago and rediscovered recently. I love how this film shows how much nature withstands regardless of its surroundings, the flowers still grow and bloom even if there’s a storm around them. The art style is also very beautiful and appealing.

    I found this video that has multiple animated countdowns that can be used as different color palette ideas.

    Even though this is technically a gif, I still like the colors and aesthetic of this reference.

    I like the vibrant colors of the flowers against the dark background and would like to incorporate that in my animation somehow.

    • Kara Porter says:

      Forgot to explain. I am interested in tricking the eye and shifting perspectives of the viewer. I think it’s important to keep the audience on their toes and to have the entire little film be an almost immersive experience.

  4. Samuel New says:

    I’ve been working to try to finish the animatic for 8600 so my post is going to be late. I’ll have it up by tomorrow morning. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rz1DskC53fGe-Ex031Xoi4oqWn9CncCA/view?usp=sharing

  5. antoinettebrennan says:

    Sent an email yesterday about some of my ideas but guess I’ll post here as well:
    Here is a countdown animation that inspired me:

    I appreciated the animator’s fast-paced but comprehensive work. The lines used to scrub away and introduce the numbers in a very coherent way that captures the viewer’s attention across the screen.

    Attached in the link below is some still of what I think I want the numbers to look like in the animation.
    https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1DcyHLQ3lico0oR5rspGvgci9x9ONYI7Y?usp=sharing

  6. rossbullock4892 says:

    The first link I posted is actually four videos, but they all share the same essence of the old-timey Silent Film Hollywood countdown. I really like the simplicity afforded by the black and white colors and the emphasis on visual and audio feedback so the audience can keep track of the countdown through both means.

    While this countdown is black and white like the previous one, I like the “noir” style it has and the gradual reveal of 3D numbers in conjunction with how the light moves. I think this animation is also slightly reminiscent of Broadway in the use of the spotlight and I like the homage it seems to give to classical film and theater.

    As I showed on Tuesday, I really love examples of classic black & white Hollywood titles and the sensibilities they bring to the work they’re representing. The way I see it, this one gives a debonair preview to what can be expected and overall, I just love the class and simplicity within the colors and the font.

    This is the recent font for the newest James Bond film, and I love how it’s somewhat reminiscent of logos from the Golden Age of Hollywood (especially considering James Bond is one of those few institutions that got its start in the Golden Age) but also seems updated in terms of today’s style. It keeps with the block-lettering from the fonts of the past but changes it up by adding more geometry and linework into the shape of the letters, maintaining that classic aesthetic while also keeping it fresh.

  7. Carrie H Bull says:

    Examples of countdowns:

    For this one, I love how bright and colorful this one is, as well as the different styles used for each number. I do wish the art were more distinct between each number though.

    This one is definitely for kids, but there were a couple styles in there that did get me thinking of my own ideas that relate to it. It’s a good video for inspiration.

    Styles:
    As for the style, I really liked the music video for the song “When I was Done Dying” by Dan Deacon, because it’s very psychedelic and mesmerizing, but is more artfully done than the stereotypical bright colors with simple swirling shapes.

  8. Samuel New says:

    Sorry for this being late I assumed I had to draw some concept stuff so I had been putting it off till I finished what I was working on for 8600.

    I couldn’t find any videos I liked:

    I want to do a sci-fi assembly line constructing the numbers using robotic fabrication arms. I want to do some moody lighting with a lot of darks mixed in with some light rays or something. attach are some image references.

    https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1_4-xYCwu9vlSQTi6aFmz3LRixusifaSR7o75qt5luUg/edit?usp=sharing

  9. ejnorth21 says:

    https://youtu.be/HbZ2asfyHcA?t=79 This video shows how cuneiform would have been made. I would show the tool stamping the numbers and then adding more to count up.

  10. Mohammad Saffar says:

    I really like the zoom technique like the video below:

    Also, I like to use a vector illustration for the background and the numbers.
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vT732FUvf9x1jTKG8cZTmPxAhlyutiBhkZ6CpyhIH-wzMvmqI0xzZdw7Naae2KePH0tPNZqce5nZOw3/pub

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