Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Think Small

Let's have some fun, shall we? I am going to create a one-minute animated short film comprised entirely of micro-sketches (sketches measuring 1cm by 1cm). It's called the micro-minute and you get to tell me what it's about.

You can describe a single frame you want me to sketch for inclusion in the film or you can describe an entire seconds worth of animation. If you are feeling flush you can block out five or ten seconds of animation. Like all sketches here at sketch-it, each sketched frame costs $1.

Buy one frame and you can subliminally suggest a message to the viewing public.

The human eye can't perceive anything faster than one tenth(0.1) of a second or 3 frames. As any magician can tell you, "The hand is quicker than the eye." If you want any hope of registering a permanent, conscious image, you'll have to buy 10 frames (0.3 sec).

Now we're talkin' about some screen time. Video is made up of 30 frames per second. It's a virtual eternity when you think about it. A droplet of water can strike a pond or a majestic bird can flap its wings. Think of the possibilities.

Take the Wheel
I have absolutely NO idea what this thing is going to look like and that's the most exciting part. Only through your participation will this historic film be completed. Describe what you want your individual frame, sequence of frames or seconds of animation to look like using the form at the left.
1 frame = 0.03 seconds
10 frames = 0.3 seconds
30 frames = 1.0 seconds
You can specify what each new frame or each second should look like. Just describe it and click the "add to cart" button. When you have described all of your frames or seconds, click the "view cart" button.

Here's an example of what a micro-sketch looks like. In fact the "add to cart" and "view cart" buttons are micro-sketches.

1cm x 1cm x 30 fps x 60sec = micro-minute
buy your frames today.

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