Eadweard Muybridge / Phenakistoscope

Hector Leiva cites Eadweard Muybridge as an influence on his work. Eadweard Muybridge was an English photographer important for his pioneering work in photographic studies of motion and in motion-picture projection in the 1800s.

His work is and research  is an important reference for artists and according to Tate Britain, "His influence has forever changed our understanding and interpretation of the world, and can be found in many diverse fields, from Marcel Duchamp’s painting Nude Descending a Staircase and countless works by Francis Bacon, to the blockbuster film The Matrix and Philip Glass’s opera The Photographer.

You can visit the online archive to find out more about his work or explore the links and references on the wikipedia link.

You can also try to make a phenakistoscope disc like that made by Eadweard Muybridge, an early animation device that used the persistence of vision principle to create an illusion of motion. You can make your own images or use some of the designs here.

This will help you to understand more about the basics of animation.

Keywords: Animation Film Motion studies Photography

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