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.

9. March 2022

Fulla goodbye party performance

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9. March 2022

National Day of Slovakia at EXPO Dubai

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14. October 2021

Cursed master of Váh and the Tatras

In celebration of the 700th anniversary of the death of Matúš Čák Trenčiansky, Divadelná spoločnosť z Prievidze and the museum of Trenčin in cooperation with TRAKT […]
19. April 2021

CL!CR!

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19. April 2021

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12. March 2020

Gala SAWRR

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21. November 2019

Embroidered tower

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2. November 2019

Imaginary / Hoaxation

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1. November 2019

The person I want to resemble

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25. August 2019

Mysterious Levoca 2019

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30. June 2019

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22. November 2018

Festival of Light and shadow 2018

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20. November 2018

Creative workshops

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20. November 2018

Extensions of projection mapping

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18. November 2018

Night tours of Strečno Castle 2018

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