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The design over time: storyboards and animations

An introduction to animation

Animation has two definitions. The first is part of the language of cinematography and represents the common understanding of the word. It relates to the technique of filming successive drawings or objects, each illustrating a small incremental change from the previous one, creating an illusion of movement. This effect works since the eye and brain hold the first image briefly, even while it is being replaced by the next; this is called persistence of vision. Provided each image is shown quickly enough the whole will appear as a seamless movement.

The second, both broader and more traditional, sense of the word means simply the state of being alive, and of moving. ...

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