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Cell animation

Cell animation
Cell Animation - © Ben Boyle 1994

This animation was a first-year project shot on 16mm film as part of the Bachelor of Visual Arts in Animation degree. I never actually saw the film (it was lost after development), but have scanned the original cells and reproduced them here as an animated GIF image.

Sample cells (head motion)

Frames 1, 4, 7 Frames 2, 5, 8 Frames 3, 6, 9 Frames 10, 12 Frame 11

Five heads were used in this 12 frame cycle. Heads 1, 2, 3 are repeated as the character turns his head as he writes. Heads 4 and 5 look to the side and back as each piece of paper is placed on the pile.

Sample frames

Screenshot: frame 1

Screenshot: frame 6

Screenshot: frame 10

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