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History Of Motion Graphics And Animation

In this article, we are going to discuss about the history of motion graphics and animation. As we know that motion graphics is a kind of technology used for creating graphics whereas animation can be defined as its subset. Thus, we find that these two terms are overlapping with each other to an extant.

Coming back to the motion graphics and animation history, unlike many other things, the exact details about the origin of motion graphics and animation is not known. This is because there is no universally accepted classification of motion graphics technology, thus the official origin of this art form of creating motion graphics is disputed. There have been some examples which can be categorized as motion graphics, date back to as early as the 1800s. Many believe that the first ever uses of the term "motion graphics" might be by the animator John Whitney, who in 1960 established a company known by the name of Motion Graphics Inc.

It is important fact to know about the history of motion graphics and animation that Saul Bass is a great name and has created a special space for him. He is considered as the pioneer person in the field of graphic design. It is believed that it was his work that heralded the origin of motion graphics and animation in true senses, which is now commonly referred to as motion graphics. He did a great job to bring out the art of motion graphics and some if the famous work done by him include designing title sequences in famous movies such as The Man With The Golden Arm which was released in 1955), Vertigo (1958), Anatomy of a Murder (1959), North by Northwest (1959), Psycho (1960), and Advise & Consent (1962) and son on. His designs were simple, however quite effectively communicates the mood of the film.

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