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Animation is a hobby necessitating many skills. It is the creating of a moving image, obtained from viewing a series of still images shown in quick succession. These are normally obtained by photographing a sequence of artwork or model positions.

The creation of motion from still images has always created interest. The ease of which have been increased many times over by the invention and popular use of the computer and digital camera.
Creating Animation is a very satisfying accomplishment.

Creating animations is an indoors activity, that can be carried out from home, or idealy a workshop or studio.

Simple flip book animations can be made from as young as six years of age. Animations using camera or modelling skills from the early teen age years.
There is no upper age limit. This is an ideal hobby for the older person who has time and patience.

Although imagination, patience and laborious attention to detail are still vital requirements, anyone who is computer literate can with a bit of practise create simple cartoons, (animation).

Animation is a visual technique that provides the illusion of motion by displaying a collection of images in rapid sequence. Each image contains a small change, for example a leg moves slightly, or the wheel of a car turns. When the images are viewed rapidly, your eye fills in the details and the illusion of movement is complete.

Dedication as in the need for a regular commitment or training is not necessary or relevant. Dedication in the form patience and laborious attention to detail is vital.

The potentials to be gained from creating animations are;
* The entertainment of yourself and others.
* Always facing the potential of new boundaries and challenges.
* Many competitions to be entered.
* Your creation being bought (possibly).

Closely Related Activities
Pen and Ink Drawing 21, Puppetry 477, Model Making 907, Photography 462, Computor = (Surfing the Internet 590 / Console Games 869), Sketching 22, charcoal drawing 18, Papercraft or Card Modelling 892, Flip Book Animation 934,

If you have access to a computer and camera, the costs are minimal.

Level of Demand
The table below shows the maximum levels of demand that this activity requires. NOTE: These are not entry levels or levels of requirement and has nothing to do with ability.

  The level of energy that could be required Energy  
  The level of demand that could be required by your arms Arms  
  The level of demand that could be required by your legs Legs  
  The level of demand that could be required by your sight. Sight  
  The level of demand that could be required by your hearing. Hearing  
  The level of demand that could be required by your speech. Speech  
  The level of demand of Cerebral Learning that could occur as a direct consequence of absorbing factual information. Learning  

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