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The Animator's Eye by Francis Glebas

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Chapter TwoMad Science or Magic?

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Why Would Anyone Animate?

Why would anyone in their right mind ever animate? But animators are not in their “right” minds, they’re in their left and right minds, seeing things that mere mortals do not.

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Animation runs at 24 frames per second (30 for video). One minute of animation thus requires 24 × 60 seconds, or 1440 frames per minute. An average animated feature runs 90 minutes, so that means 1440 × 90 = 115,200-plus backgrounds, rough animation, and storyboards. Why on earth would somebody do this to themselves? ...

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