Guest post written by Michael Wong, a masters student in Learning Design and Technology and a Graduate Fellow in the Tinkering Studio. Michael is a former jeweler and a current maker, studying how to enhance learning experiences through making and tinkering. Given the experiments and experiences that the Tinkering Studio cultivates for the public, Michael can’t think of a better place to hang out for the summer!
The magic of two frame animation isn’t just in the final animation. As I was thinking about two frame animations, I found myself looking at everything around me in a different way. The railing on the stairs suddenly looked like a perfect place for a mini skateboard to grind down. My coffee cup lid started to look more and more like a wide, open mouth. The second I started thinking about two frame animations, I couldn’t stop!
The blue eyes are parts that I have for my masters project. The small dots are end caps for wooden dowel and the larger ones are cylindrical spacers. The ‘mouth’ is the lid of my coffee cup.
Behind the scenes setup photo of creating the animation on an Animation Station currently waiting to be repaired in our office at the Exploratorium.