Taking Pictures – Animated Short Film

Published on Feb 19, 2015 – YouTube Videos – Simon Taylor

Written, Directed & Animated by Simon Taylor

Compositing by Elaine Thomas

Sound by Jim Fowler

Music by Li-Or Trachtman

Watch: Taking Pictures – Animated Short Film

Taking Pictures – Animated Short Film


During a day at the park, two photographers connect over their love of taking pictures.

The environments were a fairly simple setup actually. In summary it was done with a directional light for the sun, blue sky dome and final gather. As it was a stylized look it allowed the trees and textures to be pretty low resolution too. It also helped that there aren’t many moving shots so that kept the render times low.


Personal Website: http://www.simontayloranimation.com


(Animation is the process of creating motion and shape change illusion by means of the rapid display of a sequence of static images that minimally differ from each other. The illusion—as in motion pictures in general—is thought to rely on the phi phenomenon. Animators are artists who specialize in the creation of animation.


Animations can be recorded on either analogue media, such as a flip book, motion picture film, video tape, or on digital media, including formats such as animated GIF, Flash animation or digital video. To display animation, a digital camera, computer, or projector are used along with new technologies that are produced.


Animation creation methods include the traditional animation creation method and those involving stop motion animation of two and three-dimensional objects, such as paper cutouts, puppets and clay figures. Images are displayed in a rapid succession, usually 24, 25, 30, or 60 frames per second.


Many TV shows today use animation and animation gives them that more of a unique look, allowing them to do more than what they could do with actors.)


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