Re: How to make RSAanimate-style animations?

Subject: Re: How to make RSAanimate-style animations?
From: Gregory P Sweet <gps03 -at- health -dot- state -dot- ny -dot- us>
To: Phil <philstokes03 -at- googlemail -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2010 09:30:28 -0500

Hi Phil,

According to Andrew Park did the animation for the RSA Animate they
just posted so you might spend some time googling him.

Now because I love taking wild speculative guesses, and they are following
industry norms, they most likely:
1. Select and capture a talk to animate,
2. Plan the entire drawing and story board the animation, what get's drawn
when, and what the final picture will look like.
3. Then film the animator doing his or her thing. The animator may or may
not need to listen to the VO whiloe drawing. I'd be very, very impressed to
find out they do the animations in one take.
4. Use something like Adobe Premier to tie the two pieces together. You'd
definitely need something you could fine tune to the video and voice

While impressive and very refreshing from the death-by-powerpoint, the
technique is not new, I recall a program on PBS from the mid/late 70s with
the same ideaâan unseen narrator read a folk story while an artist's hand
illustrated it with pastels. Substitute a speech for the folk story, and
white board for pastels and you've got the same show.


techwr-l-bounces+gps03=health -dot- state -dot- ny -dot- us -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com wrote on
11/23/2010 05:06:03 AM:

> From: Phil <philstokes03 -at- googlemail -dot- com>
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Date: 11/23/2010 05:11 AM
> Subject: How to make RSAanimate-style animations?
> Sent by: techwr-l-bounces+gps03=health -dot- state -dot- ny -dot- us -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Hi
> I wonder if anyone can help me out. I want to know how RSA make
> their very distinctive video/animation/screencasts?
> What software would you need to do this? What would be the process?
> Thanks
> Phil Stokes
> Technical Writing
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