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teaching animation in the digital age words by József Fülöp - image stills from Réka Bucsi’s film Symphony No. 42 With the advent of the digital age everything has changed regarding animated ﬁlms. The equipment for producing them, the technology, availability and distribution, the viewer’s habits – so truly everything. Only one thing has remained the same: the creative innovation that is still found in every single ﬁne piece of animation.
When the creative intention assigns visuality to the theme and develops or finds the suitable animation technique, which can give the miracle of bringing something to life in front of the viewer, this is something that is always going to be exclusive to the animation genre and will never be possible to imitate with liveaction. Something just moves and a whole universe, which never existed before, becomes a reality that is authentic and consumable. e digital age hasn’t changed anything about this feeling - it only oﬀered us more opportunity to try to create it.
36 WOSH by Daazo.com
e teaching of animation cannot be immune to the changes that are already here due to the new circumstances. ese days education is not just for the next generation of filmmakers – it is an important part of the animated film itself. In the finest schools, knowledge and creativity based intellectual centres come to life and these are essential for the genre to develop and live on. anks to the wide availability of digital devices, schools can easily provide production facilities that were only possible in specially equipped studios in the past. is is also true whether we speak of big
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