5/13/06

Optical Toys

Pre-cinematic inventions and optical toys that led to the invention of film and animation can be seen here.

Optical Toys include these:
Praxinoscope
Phenakistoscope
Flipbooks

This French site has several demos of old flipbooks.

Here is how to make a flipbook.
You can make an online "Flipbook" here.

The Kinetoscope, an advance in moving pictures, was invented by Thomas Edison.

Here is a link to two collectors who specialize in Optical Toys.

Here is a flipbook made by a student in the summer of 2008:

Make a flipbook (online or on paper) and post it in the comments below.

4 comments:

SKStudio said...

here is an animation my son did

SKStudio said...

http://www.benettonplay.com/toys/flipbook/flipbook_player.php?id=1147527191-68202511&r=index.php&keyword=&p=1&type=

HEEZA said...

Hello !

A lot of Flipbooks from all around the world are avaliable on this french mail order company : HEEZA

http://www.heeza.fr

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