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Flip Book Animation

The flipbook project for me was an opportunity to start visualizing motion in a new way. I wanted to focus on a single a motion – the motion of a pencil and the mark it leaves.

The flipbook project for me was an opportunity to start visualizing motion in a new way. I wanted to focus on a single a motion – the motion of a pencil and the mark it leaves. I wanted it to be as precise as possible so I built and used a light table. Despite my best efforts for precision after scanning, assembling, and playing back the images I found the texture of the shakes and imprecision an improvement and not a fault. The story line of the flip book starts innocently, a moving pencil, but after it leaves the frame the pencil’s stroke divides and suggests an opening into another world of animation. I hope that this can, in some insignificant way, signal the beginning of my exploration into the animation realm.