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Part 1: The Illusion of Motion

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If YouTube is available at your school, the Web site contains many animated clips available for viewing (both commercial clips and clips of student work). You can search for specific movies or TV shows, or search for “student animation.” All clips should be previewed before you play them in class.

Activity 1A: Viewing Animated Films

You can access short animated films created by Pixar through iTunes. These can be downloaded onto your computer for a very small cost and projected in class. Available films for purchase include For the Birds, Boundin’, Geri’s Game, Knick Knack, Lifted, One Man Band, Presto, Luxo Jr., Tin Toy, and Red’s Dream.