10 Mar 2010

Gertie the Dinosaur (Winsor McCay, 1914)

The very first steps of animation.

WInsor McCay interacts with animated dinosaur and at the very end joines her in the animation.

Its hard to be too interested in this animation, but this is to be apreciated because it's one of the first live action/ animation hybrids.

There were specific details giving, probably comedic efect to the animation, monotonious repetition of certain moves ( head swinging etc.), the weightlessness of the dinosaur when jumping and few more things.

On the other hand, concidering it was one of the very first animations, the attention to slightest moves of tail, of searching-head and so on is what gives life to Gertie the cute dinosaur :D

The dialogue.. "are you in a habit of seing things?" ... :D ... That's all I have to say.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UY40DHs9vc4 - to see the animation.

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