animation

Animation is a method in which pictures are manipulated to appear as moving images. In traditional animation, images are drawn or painted by hand on transparent celluloid sheets to be photographed and exhibited on film. Today most animations are made with computer-generated imagery (CGI). Computer animation can be very detailed 3D animation, while 2D computer animation can be used for stylistic reasons, low bandwidth or faster real-time renderings. Other common animation methods apply a stop motion technique to two and three-dimensional objects like paper cutouts, puppets or clay figures. Commonly the effect of animation is achieved by a rapid succession of sequential images that minimally differ from each other. The illusion—as in motion pictures in general—is thought to rely on the phi phenomenon and beta movement, but the exact causes are still uncertain. Analog mechanical animation media that rely on the rapid display of sequential images include the phénakisticope, zoetrope, flip book, praxinoscope and film. Television and video are popular electronic animation media that originally were analog and now operate digitally. For display on the computer, techniques like animated GIF and Flash animation were developed.

Apart from short films, feature films, animated gifs and other media dedicated to the display moving images, animation is also heavily used for video games, motion graphics and special effects. The physical movement of image parts through simple mechanics in for instance the moving images in magic lantern shows can also be considered animation. Mechanical animation of actual robotic devices is known as animatronics.

22. November 2018

Festival od Light and Shadow 2018

The Festival of Light and Shadow, a member of the Germany based international association of festivals ECOMOVE International, since last year, has already seen a significant […]
20. November 2018

Creative workshops

Creative workshops reflect current trends in the culture of new media art and digital art. In the local context, they significantly support the development of creativity […]
20. November 2018

Extensions of projection mapping

Projection mapping screening at the Piarist Church in Trenčín brings together various approaches by several young authors. Videomapping transitions reflect current trends in new media art […]
18. November 2018

Night tours of Strečno Castle 2018

The magnificent sightseeing of Strečno Castle in a night-time atmosphere with an extraordinary program in the castle’s monsters. The personality of this year’s night tour was […]
18. November 2018

About ferryman Jozef

The fifth continuation of the favorite Stories from Trencin tells this time the story of the emperor Jozef. Viewers – the general public could see flying […]
11. July 2017

Children’s Festival: Open Studio

The 2nd year of the Children’s Festival with the main theme “OPEN STUDIO” was held on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at the premises of KC Hviezda […]
10. July 2017

Creative competition of photography and film

After less than a year, invited children – the winners of the Creative Competition for Digital Photography and Short Film – were invited to Banska Bystrica […]
23. April 2017

Festival detí

2nd to 4th June 2016, the first edition of the multi-genre Children’s Festival was held in Trenčín, whose central theme for this year became the film […]
23. April 2017

Animation workroom

Animation is a way of creating seemingly moving things. Animation = revival. Who is the animation workshop designed for? Children aged 6-14 years in particular (older […]
5. February 2017

White night

„The animation is reviving lifeless – teachers were learning us this formula all school long. It means the animator gives life to drawings, material or objects. […]
28. January 2017

A story about a clown

All started at 9PM on Friday, 1st of June 2016 in the city park. The story introduced Porro (Adrián Ohrádka), a little-known clown and the story […]
1. August 2016

Europe Day and digital graffiti

Europe Day was celebrated at the Main Square in Bratislava on 9 May 2016. An unforgettable atmosphere was created by music bands Fragile and Fallgrapp , […]
26. January 2016

Festival of light and shadow

Festival of light and shadow with the tagline Light and shadow in the art and science not only brightened the historic center of Banská Bystrica city, […]
26. January 2016

Animacnik

Have annually at the turn of the holidays and the summer place at Saris Castle multi-genre festival film night at the castle. The festival is organized […]
25. January 2016

Millenium projection mapping

Two animated characters Kamil and Klara detonated a few minutes before midnight at the turn of 2013 and 2014 an unconventional visual and acoustic “projection mapping […]