5 Types of animation

Timeline created by Aaliyah Henderson
In Film
  • -900 BCE

    shadow play

    shadow play
    Moving images on a screen usually a story with dialogue, sounds and music. the figures could be very detailed and very articulated. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shadow_play
  • 1400


    Guttenberg invented movable typefaces, giving the world a cheaper way to obtain the written word. Up until this point, all written materials were done by hand, and were very costly to purchase. Guttenberg also created the first typeface, blackletter- it was dark, fairly practical, and intense, but not very legible.
    Typography is the art of creating the letters we use everyday.
  • The Magic Lantern

    The Magic Lantern
    Moving images were possibly projected with the magic lantern its invention by Christiaan Huygen 1659
  • Motion graphics

    Motion graphics
    The history of motion graphics goes back further than Adobe After Effects. One of the first uses of the term "motion graphics" was by animator John Whitney, who Co-founded Motion Graphics, inc. in 1960 to create motion picture television title sequences. However, motion graphics dates back to before electronic media, sometime back in the 1800's with presentation flip books.
  • History of animation

    History of animation
    The history of animation started long before the development of cinematography. Humans attempted to depict motion as far back as the Paleolithic period. Shadow play and the magic lantern offered popular shows with moving images as the result of manipulation by hand and/or some minor mechanics. In 1833 the phenkistiscope introduced the stroboscopic principle of modern animation, which would also provide the basis for cinematography.
  • Flip book

    Flip book
    A flip book is a small book with relatively springy pages, each having one in a series of animation images located near its unbound edge.
  • The silent era

    The silent era
    The French artist Emile Cohl created the first animated film using what came to be known as traditional animation methods: the 1908 Fantasmagorie.
  • Claymation

    Clay-animated were produced in the United States as early as 1908.
    In 1916, clay animation became something of a fad, as an east coast artist named Helena Smith Dayton and a West Coast animator named Willie Hopkins produced clay animated films on a wide range of subjects. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clay_animation#History
  • 2D animation

    2D animation
    2D Animation is the process of making hundreds of drawings and then having them animate by playing them in rapid succession. This the is most common form of animation, and has been used for several decades across several forms of media.
    This historic animation was released in 1908, which predates Steamboat willie (the first cartoon to feature Mickey Mouse) by about 20 years.
  • Stop motion

    Stop motion
    this process is used for many productions, for example, the most common types are clay.
    The California raisins, Wallace and Gromit, and shaun the sheep.
    Figures made of rubbers, clothes and plastics resins, such as the nightmare before Christmas and James the giant peach. sometimes even objects are used, such as the films of Jan Svankmajer.
  • Animation cel

    Animation cel
    The cel is an important innovation to traditional animation, as it allows some parts of each frame to be repeated from frame to frame, thus saving labor. A simple example would be a scene with two characters on screen, one of which is talking and the other is standing silently. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traditional_animation#Cels
  • Cut out animation

    Cut out animation
    Cutout animation is a form of stop motion animation using flat line characters, props and backgrounds cut from materials such as paper, card, stiff fabric or even photographs.
    films like El Apostol, The adventures of prince achmed, /heaven and Earth Magic. Are examples of cutout animation.
  • 3D animation

    3D animation
    The history of computer animation began as early as the 1940s and 1950s, When experiments in computer graphics were beginning, most notably by John Whitney- but it was only by the early 1960s when digital computers had widely established that new avenues for innovation computer graphics blossomed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_computer_animation
  • The television era

    The television era
    color television was introduced to the US Market in 1950. In 1958, Hanna-Barbera released The Huckleberry Hound Sho, the first half- hour television program to feature only animation. Terrytoons released Tom Terrific.
  • CGI animation

    CGI animation
    Computer-generated imagery (CGI) is the application of computer graphics to create or contribute to images in art printed media, video games, films, television programs, shorts, commercials, videos, and simulators.