A Quiz On Animation Techniques

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A Quiz On Animation Techniques

There are different applications that an animator uses to get the perfect image or video. Are you a graphic designer and believe you believe you understand all the computer applications in use? The quiz below is designed to test how true the answer you gave is. Give it a try!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What kind of animation technique is used to create 'The Simpsons'
    • A. 

      Cel (drawn) animation

    • B. 

      Stop Motion

    • C. 

      Computer (CGI)

  • 2. 
    Name the person who was one of the forerunners in stop motion animation with his series of movies including 'Jason and the Argonauts,  Clash of the Titans' and 'The 7th Voyage of Sinbad'
  • 3. 
    You can only create stop motion animation with a video camera
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
     CGI stands for...
    • A. 

      Computer Graphic Images

    • B. 

      Computer Generated Imagery

    • C. 

      Computer Graphic Interface

  • 5. 
    Briefly describe the modern technique of 'Motion Capture' along with essential equipment needed.
  • 6. 
    Rotoscoping is a technique when you.....
    • A. 

      ...take a series of photos to create movement

    • B. 

      ...use a computer to create a 3D image

    • C. 

      ...trace from a video or film sequence a single frame at a time

    • D. 

      ...move an object a little at a time to create the illusion of movement

    • E. 

      ...use cut outs to make a cartoon

  • 7. 
    Stop animation (stop motion) is a very modern form of animation
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    What is a 'Zoetrope'
    • A. 

      A mechanical spinning device that gives an illusion of movement

    • B. 

      A very old camera for filming animation

    • C. 

      A technique of tracing over a film sequence

  • 9. 
    For a major stop animation production such as 'Wallace & Gromit' you would expect to create frames at a rate of....
    • A. 

      3 to 5 secs per day

    • B. 

      1 or 2 mins per day

    • C. 

      30 mins per day

    • D. 

      2 hrs per day

  • 10. 
    For an average stop motion sequence you would expect to use...
    • A. 

      60 frames per sec

    • B. 

      100 frames per sec

    • C. 

      12 frames per sec

  • 11. 
    Walt Disney invented the stop motion technique
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    A simple form of stop motion animation using a pliable material to create movement is called
    • A. 

      Clayscoping

    • B. 

      Morphing

    • C. 

      Claymotioning

    • D. 

      Moveclaying

    • E. 

      Claymation

  • 13. 
    Stop Motion was used to create 'Shrek' and 'Ice Age'
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    CGi involves the use of .....
    • A. 

      Computer generated 3D files

    • B. 

      Actual models to be animated

    • C. 

      Puppeteers moving the models

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      Makes the tea between breaks

    • B. 

      Draws or paints the background

    • C. 

      Draws all the intermediate frames between key frames

    • D. 

      Decides the timing of the animation

  • 16. 
    The Oscar nominated animated movie 'Avatar' used the animation technique of ....
    • A. 

      Stop Motion

    • B. 

      CGI

    • C. 

      Cel animation

    • D. 

      Rotoscoping

  • 17. 
    We have mentioned
    • Stop Motion
    • CGI
    • Cel Animation
    • Rotoscoping
    Can you think of any other form of animation not in this list?
  • 18. 
    In 1873 to settle a bet, Edward Muybridge produced a series of still photos to prove whether or not there was a moment in a horse's gallop when all four feet are off the ground. This series of photos stands as one of the earliest forms of videography. He proved that horses have at least one foot on the ground at a gallop
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Tick any applications that can be used to create any form of animation on a Mac. (you can tick more than one)
    • A. 

      Adobe Photoshop

    • B. 

      GarageBand

    • C. 

      Flash

    • D. 

      PowerPoint

    • E. 

      Microsoft Word

    • F. 

      IStop Motion

    • G. 

      ITunes

  • 20. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    • A. 

      Bambi

    • B. 

      Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

    • C. 

      Pinocchio

    • D. 

      101 Dalmations

    • E. 

      The Lion King

    • F. 

      Jungle Book