Re: How to make RSAanimate-style animations?

Subject: Re: How to make RSAanimate-style animations?
From: Phil <philstokes03 -at- googlemail -dot- com>
To: Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca>
Date: Fri, 26 Nov 2010 20:53:42 +0800

Here's a nice video from screencasters.com that outlines the probable workflow (around the 8 - 9min mark).

http://visuallounge.techsmith.com/2010/11/mark_your_calendars_for_the_fo.html?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=tsc

I think Tony's got a good point, which made me think of two things:

- might that effect lessen as you become more familiar with the medium?
- perhaps some messages just don't work well in this medium?


Phil


On 24 Nov 2010, at 08:27, Tony Chung wrote:

> Tom,
>
> In the best cases the illustrations should serve to enhance the
> meaning rather than detract. I'll admit that sometimes verbal concepts
> may not translate well to a visual paradigm that resonates the same
> with everyone. However, that's more a fault of the illustrator not
> paying close enough attention than the concept of RSAnimate.
>
> BTW: Tom's got some great animates of his own:
> http://idratherbewriting.com/2010/11/04/i-need-your-help-with-some-documentation-xtranormal-movies/
>
> I love 'em. One could say the computerized voices detract from the
> meaning; others would say that it enhances the disconnected often
> shared within collaborative agencies. "I thought you said, 'grey'?".
> "No, I said, 'gray'!"
>
> -T
>
> On Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 4:21 PM, Tom Johnson <tom -at- idratherbewriting -dot- com> wrote:
>> The RSA animation is mesmerizing, but it draws too much attention to the
>> drawing process rather than the concepts the speaker is trying to
>> illuminate. The speaker's ideas are in the background and the artist is in
>> the foreground. So while this is an amazing work of art, it takes away too
>> much of the attention from the topic. Kind of like a website that calls more
>> attention to the design than the content.
>>
>> Tom
>> ---------------------
>> blog: idratherbewriting.com
>> twitter: tomjohnson
>>
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