Now it’s official: I’m Lisa M Gierlinger BSc – Bachelor of Science. Today I’ve finished my Bachelor’s studies with good success. I had to present my thesis and tell about my internship in Wiesbaden. It worked out great for me, although I was very nervous and make some mistakes by answering the questions of my examiners. It’s done! I am so relieved. Now I am allowed to call me Bachelor of Science in Engineering. Therefore I’m very proud.
It investigates the character animation in realistic, two-dimensional cartoon movies based on rotoscoped reference videos. The main focus is on the original aesthetics of rotoscoped images in combination with other techniques.
The theoretical part of my work aims to summarize fundamental backgrounds. Important representatives shall deliver insight into the use of this technique. Furthermore, the different use of rotoscopy will be analyzed at various examples from the last years. Which combinations of techniques are used and how is the achievement? What are the reasons to use rotoscopy and to what extent could character animation be improved?
The practical part deals with the own case study – a 2D animated short film. Based on theoretical knowledge the development of a hybrid character animation shall be explored. In order to appreciate the improvement of aesthetics, keyframe animation is used in combination with rotoscoped elements. Is there an added value to achieve? Difficulties and problems will be shown.
Time to relax
I had a good time since the exams had ended. Finally, I’ve got more free time for sport and stuff I like to do, besides animating, drawing, story finding and stuff like that.