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Colorized by Kids

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Start with a fun, classic, B&W children's film short.

The frames are printed onto place mat-sized pages and distributed them all over the world to Denny's, IHOP, Red Robin, and Chuckecheese restaurants along with a million boxes of Crayola So-Big(tm) crayons.

Children are free to color the mats to their satisfaction and the images are gathered up in exchange for free movie tickets.

Once back in the studio, the now colorized frames are cleaned of salt and ketchup stains before being compiled back into an animated format.

spiraliii, Oct 28 2003

Waking life http://www.thousand...com/pro/waking.html
a glimpse [k_sra, Oct 04 2004]



       children get all the fun
po, Oct 29 2003

       sp: Coloured   

       (colorIZED ?! For fucks sake)
squeak, Oct 29 2003

       squeak, either spelling is accepted here!
po, Oct 29 2003

       Yeah, squeak, watch what you say or we'll take you out back and beat you up with baseball bats.
DrCurry, Oct 29 2003

       that'll make him squeak for sure!
po, Oct 29 2003

       This would look terrible. You'd get different colours used for the same thing in consecutive frames. You'd get inaccurate colouring. +   

       BTW [squeak] - sp. fuck's.
PeterSilly, Oct 29 2003

       That's what I was thinking too, Silly. Every image would be flashing colors continuously. People would have seizures watching this.   

       I love the lesson on the possessive use of fuck.
waugsqueke, Oct 29 2003

       Besides, this is a Widely Used technique, both in animation and just plain special effects, making films look like they've been colored in by kids. Never watch Sesame Street?   

       [waugs: that's a common London-ism, albeit missing an apostrophe.]
DrCurry, Oct 29 2003

       silly, (sp) not necessarily.
po, Oct 29 2003

       That wobbling effect is known as 'boiling'. (The classic UK cartoon 'Roobarb & Custard' was coloured with magic markers to give it that property)
Jinbish, Oct 29 2003

       //Never watch Sesame Street?//   

       [DrC] - I don't think you need the question mark for a suggestion.
PeterSilly, Oct 29 2003

       Alternate possessive: fucks' sake.
snarfyguy, Oct 29 2003

       First, this is a great idea. +   

       I think the wibble, or boiling, only adds to the visual character and interest of the result.   

       Since the material has to be reassembled--scanned--a frame at a time, editors can discard cels that are too far out.  Depending on how widely distributed the placemat cels, the editors may have many choices for each frame of the film.  The children whose work is accepted can receive a letter or certificate commemorating the acceptance of their colorization frame and, perhaps, even the consecutive frame number, or edge number, of their contribution.   

       It might be interesting to distribute different scenes to different countries to see the results of cultural differences on the moods and colors of the finished scenes in comparison to others.   

       For an attempt at color consistency, the studio can use a classic children's film in color, too; no reason to start with material that is black and white.  If you did use color original, then you can have a color frame thumbnail printed on each placemat cel that the children can use as a color reference.   

       Alternatively, the placemat cels could be printed in color, each region having a flat field of the appropriate color and with the children coloring atop of it.  This would help prevent leaks of uncolored regions. I don't think that that would be as satisfying for the children or for the results, though.   

       One thing is for sure: the credits for the ink and paint department would be very long . . . about 86,000 of 'em per hour of finished material (at 24P).
bristolz, Oct 29 2003

       MMMmmm ... IHOP
Letsbuildafort, Oct 29 2003

       I agree wholeheartedly with [bristolz], this is a wonderful idea. +   

       The movie Waking Life approximates this notion. Frankly, I'd like to try it myself.
k_sra, Oct 29 2003

       I don't object too much to the colour/color spelling question. It's the "ized" bit. "Coloured by Kids", please not bloody colorized. Sounds like something Dubbya would say.   

       Other than that I *would* give this a croissant because I like the idea. Unfortunately I find the title indescribably irritating.
squeak, Oct 29 2003

       Colorized and colorization are the terms used in the motion media industry for technique of adding, re-color timing, or re-coloring a work. This idea is about film and the term, in this context, is appropriate and communicates succinctly. When I read the expression "colorized by kids" I imagine an animated result. Not so the expression "colored by kids."
bristolz, Oct 29 2003

       Oh, alright. I stand corrected on the film industry terminology. Still doesn't mean I have to like it.   

       It's kinda whacked that you assume I have a "puritan" view of the english language because I don't like "ized" [bristolz]. It's a preference not a life decision.   

       I can't stand the word "penalised" either. Or "puce".
squeak, Oct 29 2003

       squeak: no one seems to be assuming anything, except you. If you want to revel in your idiosyncratic spelling, that's fine, just don't bitch and moan about other people's regional variants in an international forum.   

       Besides, the Puritans didn't spell the same word the same way twice. Get with the program.
DrCurry, Oct 29 2003

       Yeah, I agree and changed the "whacked" part before you posted, [squeak].
bristolz, Oct 29 2003

       Hey [DC]. I wasn't the one who brought the puritan thing up. <whinges> He started it. Tell *him* he's used the word puritan incorrectly.<whinges> Oh. He took it off.   

       By the way. What films were you thinking of... <grits teeth> colorizing. Do you mean films or cartoons. I saw a great short film of Alice Through the Looking Glass that had been filmed with actors and then the outlines were traced with pen and filled with pale, washed colours. It made the result a bit wobbly but also extremely magical. Different from anything I've seen before. There's probably a name for the procedure.
squeak, Oct 29 2003

       Or the term "him" being used inappropriately.
bristolz, Oct 29 2003

       Like [po] did for me, you mean?
squeak, Oct 29 2003

       Would you prefer to be known as hymn?
k_sra, Oct 29 2003

       sorry squeak! genuine mistake, it was something you said.   

       I don't have a problem with it, it amuses me.
po, Oct 29 2003

       God, you guys bitch a lot. Its a wonder anything gets done around here.
Fishpig, Oct 29 2003

       /filmed with actors and then the outlines were traced with pen and filled with pale, washed colours//   

       I think that technique is called 'ray-tracing'. It was used for some scenes in the Ralph Bakshi animated version of Lord of the Rings.
Jinbish, Oct 29 2003

       Actually the term for that technique is "rotoscoping".   

       It is "WTAGIPBAN", [fogfreak], but thanks for beating me to it.
krelnik, Oct 29 2003

       Ray tracing is a rendering technique for 3D computer generated imagery.
bristolz, Oct 29 2003

       I thought Ray Tracing was a comic book detective.
stringstretcher, Oct 29 2003

       Don't worry [po]. It doesn't bother me at all either. No need to apologise. You are free to think that I'm male, female, transexual etc. as you please. Hell, think of me as a small, black, hermaphrodite cat who likes walking on keyboards if you want. I'm easy.
squeak, Oct 30 2003

       Technicolor. :P
Shz, Oct 30 2003

       <off-topic>That's one way of expressing it I suppose. I suspect that film is great to watch while high. It has a few fantastic twists and turns. Great ending, apres moi.</off-topic>
k_sra, Oct 30 2003

       whoops, must have deleted my comment the moment you posted. (I was worried I might offend someone who enjoyed the movie)
spiraliii, Oct 30 2003

       well, now you know my answer. : )
k_sra, Oct 30 2003

       If you average each pixel, the really crazy ones won't show much. If 10 out of the 100,000 kids coloring it made it look really screwed up, the screwup wouldn't show.
-----, Jan 08 2004

       It would take years to scan each frame in. Maybe you could (interpolate?) the pictures (illustration one only has lines 1, 4, 7, 10, etc. scanned and illustration two has 2, 5, 8, 11, and so on scanned.)
-----, Jan 08 2004

       Do you mean years to scan each movie in? I don't think years - you could even set up a machine to auto-feed them in.
Worldgineer, Jan 08 2004

       Well, with thousands of entries per frame, you would have to scan tons of paper, regardless of whether you have an auto feed sustem in place.
-----, Jan 09 2004

       Virtually every 2D (cel based) movie involves scanning all of the line art into the ink/paint and dope sheet modules for the final assembly. Usually the cels are scanned using an sheet feed Fujitsu flatbed scanner. The input module recognizes the cel pin holes on the first cel and auto registers all subsequent cels.
bristolz, Mar 01 2004

       This is a fantastic idea with historical precedent, technological feasiblity, and true artisitc vision. Preheat the oven and start kneading the dough, "Colorized by Kids" is great recipie for cinnamonatic baked goods. [spiraliii] is a perfect name for either an animator or a pastry chef.   

       There are numerous examples of animated film where lines, shapes, and colors swirl discontinuously between frames. In previous annos, [bristolz] has well covered the practical filmmaking considerations, and with the latest CGI tools open infinite image manipulation options to the inventive stop motion movie magician.   

       Using legions of kids to ink the cells is inspired and would surely have interesting and unexpected results. In making the coffee table box, " A Day in the Life of Australia," the editors distributed disposable cameras to children to snap pictures to include in the collection. "Pee Wee's Playhouse" had a segment called "Penny" where claymation figures illustrated the free consciousness stories of youngins. I like.
Cube, Feb 04 2006

       //Its a wonder anything gets done around here// HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
wagster, Feb 04 2006


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