Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Claymation- Research Post

A brief timeline before Nick Park

1897
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.

1908
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



                   


1963
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
http://community.livejournal.com/daily_cartoon/tag/gumby (Accessed on: 29.03.11)


Figure 2: Ray Harryhausen with Film Models (Date Unknown) On Blogspot
http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_OEUsUc6gv_w/TBuCZQIs9HI/AAAAAAAAAFM/x7p2PL1Ii14/s1600/ray-harryhausen_1616704c.jpg&imgrefurl=http://alleynsmedia.blogspot.com/2010/06/ray-harryhausen-interview.html&usg=__W-0sUiauKs3VweAZBzukC5imASk=&h=287&w=460&sz=21&hl=en&start=117&zoom=1&tbnid=8jhsxbx9d6hUKM:&tbnh=137&tbnw=171&ei=mEaTTaCnHIiZ4AbC8O3mDw&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dray%2Bharryhausen%2Bjason%2Band%2Bthe%2Bargonauts%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dsafari%26sa%3DN%26rls%3Den%26biw%3D1439%26bih%3D780%26tbs%3Disch:10%2C2504&um=1&itbs=1&iact=rc&dur=381&oei=Y0aTTbOoAsWy8gO8i-3pAw&page=5&ndsp=28&ved=1t:429,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)




Bibliography:


Author & Date unknown. Claymationhttp://schools.spsd.sk.ca/mountroyal/hoffman/Animation/Clay/Claymation.html (Accessed on: 29.03.11)


Gumby- Weight and See (1957)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1EBY6dXZso&feature=player_embedded#at=56 (Accessed on: 29.03.11)


The Sculptor's Nightmare Part 01 (1908)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cn0-hyhbJwQ&feature=related

(Accessed on: 29.03.11)


The Sculptor's Nightmare Part 02 (1908) 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bC-IvGKD4VE&feature=related

(Accessed on: 29.03.11)


The Sculptor's Nightmare Part 03 (1908)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZtQEA16DOs&feature=related
(Accessed on: 29.03.11)


IMDb.com. The Sculptor's Nightmare 1908. In: Internet Movie Database.com [Online]
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0000756/ (Accessed on: 29.03.11)


IMDb.com. The Gumby Show. In: Internet Movie Database.com [Online]
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050022/ (Accessed on: 29.03.11)




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

3 comments:

  1. well nat do you want to speak about this then ? because the opening slides are all about nick park then im gunna speak about his influence's then i know callum knows what he's saying
    but its a bit late now for me to be taking all this on board too aswell as what i need to be doing so if you could speak about this that would be great.

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  2. yeah i dont have a problem speaking. is there anything you need as you're putting the presentation together arent you?

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  3. im posting it in a sec its finished. if you could just write about nick park and his career a little bit what his work is about thats all we need covering :)

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