Handcrafted animation 38-39°C

I have been animating with TV Paint during this year mostly. I am think to involve more material or media in my following piece. 38-39°C is animated by Korean animator, Kangmin Kim. I see this work very beautiful, and it reminded my childhood memory about old style public spa that has been replaced recent year. I particularly like the background design and color.

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Patrick Bokanowski

I found Patrick Bokanowski’s film DVD in library, I have been watching his short films. His film combines live0action with experimental, drawing, painting and animation. Patrick Bokanowski challenges our everyday thoughts and feelings about realities. I also admire his act practice in film frames. He artificially change betweens that create different visual language to make conversation with audience. YouTube Preview ImageYouTube Preview Image

1 minute Animation

I am looking at my children society project, I found the soundtrack is very difficult to me.I thought it might be someone’s experience, but it actually is a talk about ‘how are you  ‘There are three voices and they kind of jump in each other’s talk.

[Young person 1:] We talk about physical health as if its an everyday thing, like “oh are you feeling well” or “oh how you feeling?” but its never “how are you feeling in your head?” Or “what’s going on with you at the moment” or “how did this make you feel?” Like nobody ever really asks you just kind of, I feel like people, like teenagers just skip over feelings really.

[Young person 2] It’s like if someone actually asks how are you and they mean like how are you mentally, they kind of don’t want the actual answer they just want you to say “I’m okay I’m fine” and get on with it, or they want you to be like “oh well I’ve got this but you know I can deal with it. No one like…”

[Young person 1:] Wants to help.

[Young person 2:] Yeah there was this quote I saw like, most people are curious it’s only a genuine few who actually care, and I think that’s true

Right now I don’t have any good idea about it. I am thinking I should start with watching one minute short.

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These three animation do not relevant to my project actually, just see what others do with one minutes shorts.

Raimund Krumme

Recently I am watching shorts animation within 2 mins,  Raimund Krumme is one of the most imppressive animator. His idea are very simple but with his visualization they are shown in a humorous way. “The success of Krumme’s work stems from his ability to merge the personal and the universal in a playful environment. ” (Robinson, 2005)

He always simplify his character with lines bold colors, but movements are so vivid. He used explain his aim : “he not only want to keep the character simple using basic geometric shapes, but he also wanted their design to reflect the vert ordered and rational behavior of the character”(1993)

I really enjoy watching his animation, because they are very short and clear, easy to know what he want to say, but not in a usual perspective at all. But, in some way, I question about if his style are too single.

Essay Note (05/03/2017)_Animated Documentary


I couldn’t find the full movie in the beginning the I send them a message from website explain that I want to talk about the animation my essay, and I got their reply immediately. (and today is the Sunday morning)


This particular animation I actually want to talk about in my essay.

I have watched some animated documentary recent days,  most of them are very realistic, and some are more creative in visual way.  Different from many animated documentary that tell stories, I think Female expand the definition about documentary, it deeply  discover and visually discribtion how does the female play their role in our society.


Question :

What is the relationship between realism/objective and creation?  

How to consider the Imagination are used in animated documentary.

The advantages of narrative in animated documentary.  


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What can imagination do for animation?

Animation (or animated film) is a significant film form of contemporary art. Based on storytelling and full of the dialogue of imagination, it has a larger space of creation than live-action film, which allows animations to have more possibilities to respond in either a concrete or abstract themes than in live-action film.

reality is the foundation and the source of inspiration for live-action film, on the other side the fixed cognize of known world is limited the content of creation.

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Wells addressed: “animation does not share the same method and approach of the live-action film. Rather, it prioritizes its capacity to resist ‘realism’ as a mode of representation and uses its various techniques to create numbers styles which are fundamentally about ‘realism’.” (Wells,1998)

“Morph” in PETER FOLDES ‘s animation


I am going to make  morph drawing in next two weeks, which will link my lip sync character to Sabrina’s, I haven’t seen her first images, but I did some research about Peter Foldes’s work. The value of his work more than this point, and also include concept, logicals, and reflection of social issue.

The drawings below, I can tell he had very powerful ability to describe and analyze lines and shapes, very clear logical as well.  It is very useful for me to think about his work and skills, since all of these animate skill, are not only for  simply make up the film, but also as personal language of storytelling, and that is most important part.

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