Goals for the Day: Wed. May 6

Ceramics 2: Final Project Challenge (SYNOPSIS day)

  1. Reflect, articulate, and edit the development of artwork throughout the creative process.
  2. Apply knowledge and skills to symbolize an idea by working in teams to create a fictional movie title.

The day after…Keep in mind that the next few days are going to be rather fast-paced with tons of stuff to keep in mind.    To help you guys through the confusion, and to make sure that you have as much time as possible to work, I’ve linked every “Help Folder” for this project on the side tab.

The following slides are also broken down by parts/responsibilities to make it easier for your group members to see what is needed:

Along with those links is a folder that I’ve been able to collect some different versions of examples.  These are not the “end all, be all” for diorama examples out there, but it is a start for your group when trying to locate ideas.


Intro To Art: Animation from 1915 through 1950

  1. IDENTIFY qualities of ANIMATION used in the early 1900’s  by recognizing and describing areas in class examples
  2. be able to orally describe the characteristics of ANIMATION by listing specific characteristics animators use through guided notes.

Gertie the Dinosaur (1914) directed by Winsor Mcay

  • Earliest American animated film shown to audiences
  • Used as an INTERACTIVE part to comedy act
  • Influential to future animators

Koko the Clown (1919) Max Fleischer

  • based off of Russian performer “Coco”
  • Created by Max Fliescher (Betty Boop, Popeye)
  • Used Rotoscope to create a more life like movement

Felix the Cat (1919) Pat Sullivan and Otto Messmer

  • anthropomorphic character
  • First character to gain a major following by audiences
  • sound and voice  was synced with actions/animation

Betty Boop (1930) Max Flieshcer

  • Childish appearance but adult content
  • considered the first controversial cartoon character
  • First major female lead
  • Character design based off of actress Helen Kane

Animations for tomorrow’s class period…

  • Steamboat Willie
  • Oswald the Lucky Rabbit

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