Make your own micro-scale Muybridge visual illusion with a used 35mm plastic film canister and a selection of everyday office stationery supplies.
We are using newly obsoleted film technology to re-capture the oldest obsoleted film technology, the Zoetrope, popularised by early moving image pioneers such as Eadward Muybridge.
A Zoetrope is a revolving black drum with multiple slits positioned opposite still frames on the inside surface. The still frames are taken from live motion, and when the zoetrope is rotated, they are revealed in sequence through the slits opposite. This technique creates the illusion of motion.
When the sequence is periodic, the motion seems continuous, as seen in the animated gifs here... http://cefn.com/blog/muybridge.html
To make this Zoetrope you will need:
A 35mm film canister
A piece of paper and printer
A piece of tape
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