Sally Cruikshank Sally Cruikshank was born in 1949 in Chatham, New Jersey. She studied art at Smith College, during which she was awarded a scholarship to Yale Summer Art School. It was here that she first began to focus on animation after being encouraged to do so by a classmate (Counts). Upon returning to Smith College for her senior year, she created her first animated short, called "Ducky". Her medium was watercolor and paper. Ducky featured an early version of what would become one of several recurring characters in her works, a duck-like creature named Quasi (Counts). This began her exploration of animation that would lead to recognition for her unique, surreal aesthetic. Sally Cruikshank's works are known for their quirky nature. She enjoys pushing the boundaries of what can happen with animation, using it to distort reality in ways she says are "only limited by what you can draw"(Interview). One of her favorite parts of animating is how free she can be from the rules of reality. With animation one can ignore gravity, bring inanimate objects to life, have animals live like people, and practically anything else imaginable. This is something she likes to explore in her work. She also likes to distort her characters faces, claiming that inconsistencies in how characters are drawn can make them more expressive. She has said that she aims to stay away from the common way of animating motions that most animators have adopted, choosing instead to go with a more "offbeat" way of representing movement that is more in keeping with her surreal style (Interview). Throughout her animations several recurring characters appear, usually Quasi, who first appeared in Ducky, and Anita, who has been described as "Betty Boop with a New Wave wardrobe (Weird)." These characters are both intended to be duck-like, drawing inspiration from Uncle Scrooge comics she read as a child (Interview). Other influences include 1930s Van Buren Studios and Fleischer Studios (Beck), as well as Depression-era "funny animal" cartoons (Underground). Cruikshank's work has been recognized through numerous awards and showings. In 1986, she received the Maya Deren Award. Her films have e been shown in theatres, on TV and cable, and in 1972 museum circuits (Filmography). She has also been featured in a retrospective at the New York MOMA (Underground). Along with success in her independent works, she has found success in the more commercial area of animation. She was responsible for the cartoon hell sequence in Twilight Zone: The Movie, animated music videos for Sesame Street, and from 1972-1981 was the head of the animation department of Snazelle Films. This was a San Francisco based company that produced commercials for Levi's, The Gap, Connie's Shoes, and others (Resume). Cruikshank's best known short is titled "Quasi at the Quackadero". The ten-minute short follows recurring characters Quasi and Anita, as well as a robot named Rollo, as they wander through various…
A Good Design of Animation Film
To make an animation film, we usually follow these steps: preproduction, play, scenario, art style settings, character settings, mid-production, film editing, synthesis and then completed. Things were unbelievable huge amount of work in the most beginning of animation history but nowadays are all so different. Although the commercial films update more and more frequently like fast food, the majority of people would like to pay for enjoying them. Commercial films always…
Animation Review 1: Cadbury’s Caramel Advert 1980s
What are the good features of the animation you looked at?
It included sound in the background of the animation, which makes it more entertaining to watch, and if the tune is catchy it gets stuck in your head so you will definitely remember the animation. As well as music playing there was also sound effects in certain parts of the animation for example when the squirrel is cutting the tree it has a sound effect to go along.
The transition between…
in Computer Animation
Computer animation, more commonly known as CGI animation, can be defined as the process that is used in order to generate a form of animated images, by the means of computer graphics. The more general terminology ‘computer-generated imagery’, also abbreviated as ‘CGI’ regards the idea of encompassing both static scenes and dynamic images, as opposed to computer animation for which only refers to the movement of images.
Modern computer animation usually insinuates…
On the 4th of April 2013, Sally Jones was accused of being an irresponsible adult through the rough, devastating and dangerous times witnessed by her and her class.
Sally Jones was placed in an isolated school in the outback to pursue her love for teaching. It was a one-teacher school with a class of only 13 students ranging from ages 5 to 15.
After discussing this interesting feud with Sally, I believe that Miss Sally Jones was innocent throughout and the accusations were false. Being the…
Animation and Its History
According to Stacey Steers, an artist and an instructor at the University of Colorado, “There’s this idea that animation can’t be probing, proactive, and inquiring because it also has to be entertainment…” This idea is false, given the fact that most animation artists enjoy their line of work. This paper will discuss the reason behind animation, animators who have changed animation history, different types of animation, and animation for adults.
There are a few reasons…
Kara is faced with a difficult situation at work when she finds out one of her coworkers is being dishonest with one of her customers. Sally confronts Kara about lying and speaking to one of her customers without her knowing about it. Kara’s co-worker Sally uses “hype” as an excuse and tries to justify that it’s a good way to gain sales. Sally believes that if bending the rules and lying to customers profits the store, it’s ok.
Kara realizes this is unethical and wants to confront her…
Task 1 – Basics of Animation
In the following task I was asked to research in animation techniques as the company Graphics by PJ wants to expand in this field. I will be explaining bellow the different types of animation and their uses of animation.
Different types of animation:
Stop motion animation
March 3, 2014
CMST 210: Paper 3
In the movie When Harry Met Sally, there are many examples that illustrate Knapp’s ten
developmental stages of romantic relationship; initiating, experimenting, intensifying, integrating,
bonding, differentiating, circumscribing, stagnating, avoiding, and terminating. Not only do Harry
and Sally demonstrate what couples go through in the phases of coming together and pulling
apart, they also show that romantic relationships don’t just develop overnight. They evolve…
by the character Doc Hudson from Pixar’s animated movie, Cars, expresses the feeling Pixar based its company upon for the past twenty years. Pixar has grown, and now, families around the world recognize the company’s name. Over the years, Pixar Animation Studios evolved from a small, amateur business into a large, thriving, world-renowned company.
Twenty years ago, George Lucas started a new division under Lucasfilm. The Computer Research and Development Division at Lucasfilm was set up to create…
The Case of Sally and Mid-Life Transition: An Adlerian Perspective in Therapy
Title: The Case of Sally: An Adlerian Perspective in Therapy
Document Type: Article
Subject Terms: Psychology; Adler; Adlerian
Abstract: Examines the counseling case of Sally in perspective of an Adlerian view. Sally’s somatic complaints and mistaken beliefs allows Adlerian technique to help her to experience a full life including career and social connections. Adlerian assumptions:…