FLIPBOOK ANIMATION AND OTHER WAYS TO MAKE CARTOONS MOVE
Volume 19 Number 6
Few things in art have as much fascination as devices to suggest motion. Finding ways to get still pictures to present narrative can be enormously exhilarating. One of the most satisfying - and one of the simplest comes in the form of flipbooks, those humble precursors to movies that have been delighting kids of all ages since the 1860s. They are quite literally magic.
It is magic that can be acquired, quite easily, thanks to the generosity and practicality of Patrick Jenkins in Flipbook Animation and Other Ways to Make Cartoons Move. Drawing upon his extensive experience as a film-maker and his work with children, Jenkins clearly and wittily shows how to create motion, change and growth in a flipbook format using simple materials.
Along the way, he explains the process of cel animation and concludes with instructions on how to make such forerunners of the motion picture as the thaumatrope, the phenakistoscope, the zoetrope and the praxinoscope. Flipbook Animation is a treasure. Its potential in the classroom is almost unlimited.
J.E. Simpson, Edmonton, AB.
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