In today's workshop we learnt more about the history of animation and some of its key developments for example we learnt about "Steamboat willy" and "Tron". We also looked into modern animation such as the movie Avatar and the performances of Andy Serkis as computer generated characters. A practical exercise we did in the workshop was to create a short 12 frame animation on a strip of paper which flowed correctly. The aim of the workshop was to in the end take pictures of each of the individual frames in the animation and then import them into software such as flash or Photoshop so they can be modified digitally.
This gave me an understanding of some of typical workflows which digital artists may undertake when creating productions.