This instructable shows you how!
Step 1: Choose a Movie
The ideal movie is:
- 20 to 30 seconds long
- Something interesting should happen
- Just one szene, not to complex
- and of course, it should still work without sound!
I chose to make a flipbook from a paraglider start I did some years ago. You can see the original video here.
Step 2: Extract Pictures From the Movie
In the second picture you can see, that this short movie has 528 frames in it, resulting in 528 individual pictures.
Step 3: Choose the Best Pictures
So take every tenth or every twentieth picture. When something is happening in the movie you can also take a few additional pictures from this scene. So finally we have one to three pictures per second of our original movie.
I chose to use every fifth frame and used the search-function to chose these pictures ending on 5 and 0.
Step 4: Print the Pictures
Print all the pictures of 4 or 5 sheets of paper.
What is the right position?
We want to save paper and the amounts of cuts that are necessary!
Therefore I only want to have one vertical cut! That means the border on the right side has to have the same width as the border from the left picture to the middle of the sheet. If you use DIN A4-paper like I did, the width of a full paper is 210mm and a half paper cut in vertical is 105mm.
I printed in a pdf and used the acrobat measure-tool to determin the width of the borders. It might be hard to see on the pictures. In the final one I have a right border of 13.57mm and a distance from the left image to the right border is 118.03mm (105 + 13.03mm), which seems to be precise enough.
Step 5: Cut the Single Papers
This makes it much easier if I mess up the ordering of the pictures!
Now take a sharp cutting machine and start cutting the pictures.
Step 6: Lumbeck the Single Pages Together
It is a method of cold gluing and I explained it here:
But instead of a supporting frame, we just use two paper clamps!
Step 7: Add the Cover and Finish
I usually use one of the pictures of the movie on the cover, but you are free to use whatever you want!
Make the cover longer than needed, because it's hard to guess how much paper is needed for the back!
And this is the result of it: