Sunday, 15 April 2012

Profile of Bill Plympton






Fig 1: Plympton


William "Bill" Merton Plympton was born April 30, 1946 is an American animator, cartoonist, and producer. Known for his Academy Award-nominated in 1987. Animated short Your Face and his series. Plympton illustrations such as his cartoons have been published in magazines such as Vogue and rolling stones.  


Fig 2:  The Tunes


These are visuals of movement. “Among other things there is a hotel that features the "fat falling pig suite," and the "laugh yourself to death suite," a dog does an Elvis impersonation, and people change size and shape while they do the tango.  Near the end of the film is a hilarious argument between to business men who settle their differences by trading various tortures.” All these ideas are expressive and show a wide imagination of how Plympton uses his technique. The interesting use of movement and visuals are fascinating because the way all the impersonations give a visual of an idol character. So this could mean an icon of a singer. In this short animation there is a lot of morphing of shapes and sizes of the character. This shows a wide perspective of the character and shows a different style. In the end of the animation it shows a business man trading tortures really disturbing and actually funny. This shows a quick animation of ideas. Want horrible things you can do to an opponent and trying to be able to over think the other person.

List of Illustrations:

Fig 1: Plympton


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Fig 2: the tunes

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Bibliography:
John Sinnot (2004) Bill Plimpton’s The Tune
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