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Rotoscoping, Recycle to Create and Disney’s lesson

Updated: Feb 21, 2021

Usually, we finish a year with a whole list of new things to do in the next one. I will approach it differently. I will finish and begin with the purpose of doing more with the things that we have, to use them differently and to see in them what we were not able to see up to now.

Coming from a middle-class family in Argentina, at times struggling financially (like the country), but always moving forward; my Mother taught us the importance of recycling, reusing and administrate the resources that tend to be scarce.

In Argentina, we have a famous quote: “We will not invent the wheel,” in Mexico with the same sense we say “We will not invent the black wire.” The intended meaning is the same: everything is already invented. I personally don’t agree with that, but I truly believe that we can maximize what we can do with what we already have, we can recycle.

We can put more pieces of this puzzle together and create different things. Neither better nor worse, different, in the deepest sense of the word.

To look back to our childhood always bring to us moments full of emotion and I will use one example that will give visual content to this message.

Did you notice that Disney use similar images, literally almost equal but modified, to transmit different messages in different animated movies? This is not bad, exactly the opposite. They had the capability of administrating existing resources to maximize the results, making us feel different and strong things. This technique is called Rotoscoping and consists of making an animation using as base human images or previous animations.

My humble intention with this text is to bring near existing pieces of this puzzle called Life to continue learning, producing and improving. Because Wisdom is in the simplest things.


From #SFE, 🇦🇷. Living in #MTY, 🇲🇽. MD & Partner AMBE Eng. Alumni @UNLitoral & @StanfordGSB. #LiveWithPassion. #Happiness Ambassador. All views are my own.

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Reminded me the Prince of Persia, which was the first computer game to use rotoscoping, and was the key to the huge success of this game. Great article, dear Jero! Big hug from a former FCE fellow!!!

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