Thursday, 31 March 2011

Hey guys

hope everyone is okay and nat i hope you feel better soon :p thanks for all the help everyone gave over the two diffrent presentations been relly fun working with you all :D

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

my noats

Nicks first known animation is the chiken dance from peter gabrials sledge hammer
the video uses stop start animation throughout
held as one of the best music videos of all time
although this was his first publicised animation he had already started on wallace and gromits big day out

Nick created wallace and gromit in collage
Know for their wackey inventions children and adults love wallace and gromit
Many advertisesing companys have used wallace and grommet to market there brands
the show takes many weeks to film
the original clay wallace and gromit were burnt a few years ago

the original creture comforts began in the 80's
the voices are of real people in interviews and the clay animals are based on the interviewees
cretures comforts like wallace and grommit has been used to advertise many products as it is a much loved show

Nick park's first feature film was chiken run wich was relesed in 2000
mel gibson voiced the role of rockey
won 22 awards and nominated for a bafta and an oscor
draws its influence from the great escape
like nick parks other works this film has been seen as a british tresure
the chickens ginger and rocky were named after nick parks real chickens

in 2005 wallace and gromit got thire first feature film curse of the were rabbit
it won an oscar and 30 other awards
the animations were so focused each character had at least 30 diffrent versions of its self to portray diffrent expressions
the film required 2.8 tonnes of plastacence
hailed as one of the best animations of all time

Although celebrity death match is very diffrent from wallace and grommit with heavy play on vilonce many feel that the show would not be soo popular without its wallace and grommit roots
the show took about the same time to film than wallace and gromit

Seth green is a known fan of nick park and even parodyed wallace and grommit in one of his robot chicken sketches
the show differs to nick parks work as they use a mix of action figures and clay and many feel that it is the dawn of a new age in clay mation
nick park has been herd saying that he watches the show from time to time

abbie your work is fine but im sorry i dont have any links sam did most of the original powerpoint see you tomorow hope you have your stuff :)

final presentation

ok guys ive finished it. im really sorry but i dont have time to add anything else right now unless its majorly important or it will be really quick to add like a bullet point etc. can you please check it over. thank you :)


although it still needs bibliogrphy stuff on but pretty much :)


please can you give me and links etc from where you got your info from for the bibliography. thank you :)


Is almost finished just refferincing the images propperly. if you want anythign adding you need to let me know now because i need to sort out what im saying so once ive finished it thats it im not sitting all night and changing it becuase people are giving me info last min. so if you want anything adding can you please tell me before 7pm. i will post the presentation in the next half an hourish.

Claymation- Research Post

A brief timeline before Nick Park

The invention of Plaster-scene: 1897
William Harbutt was the inventor of Plaster-scene in 1897, he ran an art school and intended for this non-drying modelling clay to be used by his students.

The Earliest surviving use of the Clay animation technique is from 1908, A Sculptor's Nightmare, Directed by Wallace McCutcheon. 

Part 01

Part 02


Part 03

1957 - 1968
Clay animation became more of a public interest with The Gumby Show. A series of clay animated characters with a target audience of children. This show was an idea to tell stories incorporating values and learning for children.
Created by Art Clokey.

Figure 1. Gumby-Weight and See 1957


The Creation of Ray Harryhausen's Jason and the Argonauts. 

Figure 2: Ray Harryhausen with film models.

Figure 3: Scan from Ray Harryhausen A Birthday Celebration

Ray Harryhausen's groundbreaking and breathtaking work lives on within generations and continues to inspire others. Such as Nick Park.

List of Illustrations:

Figure 1: Gumby-Weight and See (1957) From: The Gumby Show. On Livejournal (Accessed on: 29.03.11)

Figure 2: Ray Harryhausen with Film Models (Date Unknown) On Blogspot,r:14,s:117&tx=113&ty=65&biw=1439&bih=780 (Accessed on: 29.03.11)

Figure 3: Scan from Ray Harryhausen A Birthday Celebration. BAFTA  and BFI Booklet accompanying the event of Ray Harryhausen's 90th Birthday Celebration At BFI Southbank 2010
(Not sure how to reference an image I scanned from a booklet correctly)


Author & Date unknown. Claymation (Accessed on: 29.03.11)

Gumby- Weight and See (1957) (Accessed on: 29.03.11)

The Sculptor's Nightmare Part 01 (1908)

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The Sculptor's Nightmare Part 02 (1908)

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The Sculptor's Nightmare Part 03 (1908)
(Accessed on: 29.03.11) The Sculptor's Nightmare 1908. In: Internet Movie [Online] (Accessed on: 29.03.11) The Gumby Show. In: Internet Movie [Online] (Accessed on: 29.03.11)

This could link to where Nick Park was inspired? 
Group suggestions?