Joshua Stocker

The Tree of Knowledge pt 3
February 20, 2010, 5:02 pm
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Finished Animation

The Tree of Knowledge pt 2
February 20, 2010, 4:33 pm
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On wednesday we were given our two hours to actually animate our idea, which was of course the Tree we spent a few days last week building. We shot the animation backwards, gradually taking the tree apart to simulate growth when played backwards. It was hard to keep the movements consistent in rotations, and also to get everything done within the amount of time we had. I set up my SLR next to the video camera, so I could shoot my own version of the animation. There was a few mishaps along the way, but for what is essentially the first time I’ve tried something like this, I’m pretty happy with the results.

The Tree of Knowledge
February 11, 2010, 12:18 am
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Next Wednesday we will be given two hours to create an animation lasting between 10 and 20 seconds. The theme for everyones animation is books, but you really have a lot of freedom with regard to how you use books, and the part they play in the idea.

Our idea is based around the Tree of Knowledge. Below is tree we’ve built, made from thousands of pieces of paper, all taken from different books, and threaded onto wire. The wire branches were then tied together along with the help of a glue gun to create the structure of a tree. Finally I added white plasticine to make it stand up, but also create the trunk and enhance the overall look of the tree. On some of the branches are little books. In the animation the tree will actually grow from the “Book of Knowledge”. Each of the books is another world, and as the show you what grows within the book of knowledge, we will then show you the world that grows in a book within a book….

This will take a while to load. Its a test animation of the tree spinning.