Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Episode 28: History of Animation with Aaron Bristow

It all started with photography, as all good things do. Eadweard Muybridge was brought in to settle a bet: did a horse pick up all four hooves while running? It was the first time in history that motion that the eye can't see could be captured and reveal the mysteries of motion.

Not long after, people got this idea in their head to create all sorts of fun characters, such as Gertie the Dinosaur, or using animation in documentary format.

Humorous Phases of Funny Faces

Gertie the Dinosaur

Sinking of the Lusitania

Of course we can't forget the leader in animation, from Steamboat Willie, the first full length feature animation, Disney!

And with the groundbreaking film Toy Story Pixar is taking the newest form of 3D animation (CGI) to Infinity... and BEYOND!

One last treat, make sure you watch Aaron Bristow's Darned Little Devil--a UVU student production-- and check out his YouTube page or blog at

What are your favorite animations?

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