Phonotrope

Today had a great opportunity to work with a guy called Retchy www.retchy.com I created a couple of short animations on a turntable similar to the Phonotrope™ created by Jim Le Fevre. This involves using a turntable as the base for your animation. Using a sheet of paper cut to the size of a 12″ record which is divided into 33 sections (dont ask me the maths!) you create a frame of animation in each segment. When this is played back to the naked eye it’s just a blur, but if you look through the lens of a camera (with a high shutter speed) you will see the objects animate. Pretty cool.

Below are pics of my first creations. One 2d and the other 3d – using plastercine. So many things you could do with this technique and good fun also. Hopefully I’ll have a video to upload of it in action soon.

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