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For some helpful advice on CS3

Sunday, February 3rd, 2008

How to post videos

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

You can post the following format videos to the class website:

flv, mov, mp4, m4v, m4a, m4b, 3gp, wmv, avi and asf. Not to mention embedding youtube, google video, etc.
Here’s how… (more…)

Syllabus Posted

Friday, January 25th, 2008

You’ll now find the syllabus linked at the top of the sidebar (over there on the right).

Zoetrope Dimensions

Monday, January 14th, 2008

Erkki’s Zoetrope requires a strip 36 inches long and 3.5 inches tall, typically consisting of 13 frames. The bottom of the zoetrope is 11 3/8″ in diameter.

The Musee Mehcanique

Monday, January 14th, 2008

Near Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco is a museum of antique mechanical arcade machines, including a number of old mutoscopes (flipbook machines) and the like.

Modern Zoetrope-like fun stuff

Monday, January 14th, 2008

“Homo Ouroboros” by Peter Hudson, 2007

The Pixar Zoetrope, 2006
from Victor Navone’s blog
Victor is an animator at Pixar and the creator of Alien Song


Gregory Barsamian creates sculptural zoetropes. There are videos on his website on the “sculpture” page.

Some flipbook links

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008