Since posting about pottery phonotropes I can’t get enough of physical zoetrope animations. Check out these amazing embroidered zoetrope animations by Elliot Schultz.
The 2013 installation involved the creation of 10″ discs embroidered with sequences of images that fit on standard turntables. Each piece was displayed with a standard strobe light that effectively brought the animation to life. The precision of the machine embroidery coupled with the texture of thread makes these really special to watch.
Since we posted about the oldest animation in the world found in Iran on pottery, I thought it would be good to post on a more modern version of the technique.
Created as part of a collaboration between animator Jim Le Fevre and artists Al Johnstone and Roops from RAMP Ceramics, this whirling clay pot acts like an animated zoetrope when spun at a certain speed. The film was shot by Mike Paterson and Le Fevre discusses the process of building it over on his blog.
The Day the Gorillas Met David Attenborough
The Day the Penguins Met David Attenborough
The Day the Lyrebird Met David Attenborough
This is the original short film “Creature Comforts” directed by Nick Park. The film won Park the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 1990.
Hugely popular advertisements soon followed and the series of Creature Comforts began in 2003.
Noodle Fish is an award-winning short animation by Jinman Kim released in 2012.
This 10-minute-long animation about a fish, which was made entirely using noodles, received the Best Animated Short award in the ’Short Films Competition’ section at the Warsaw Film Festival.
It’s about spending time together. from ainslie henderson on Vimeo.
Watch the amazing expressions, especially Oliver’s in the back seat just as he starts to quietly cry. Another beautiful short by Ainslie Henderson… and a great example of films from ‘Memory’.