The Magic Lantern
I am a Urbana Arts Grants 2018 recipient for my animation project, The Magic Lantern.
The Magic Lantern is an ongoing series of interactive animation projects which explore
the art of animation through various, animation-viewing contraptions of the old and the new. 
On March 25th, 2019,  I presented animation and interacted with the medium in a live-audience demo - zoetrope, praxinoscope, turntable zoetrope, and contraptions I have modified for the project.
The project was in part funded by Urbana Public Arts and City of Urbana. 
Paper cut-out animation composed of 32 drawings spinning at 45rpm on a record player.
The footage was shot at 24fps. The drawings were hand-drawn, then edited digitally in Adobe Photoshop.
Paper-wheel animation composed of 32 drawings spinning at 45rpm on a record player.
The footage was shot at 24fps. The drawings were hand-drawn, then edited digitally Photoshop. The gear-animation was created in Autodesk's 3ds Max.
Immersion Festival 2019 at Independent Media Center, Urbana, IL
Photo by Mandy Danowitz
The Arts Editor, Debra Domal, from Smile Politely recaps The Magic Lantern event in an in-depth review:
EKAH and The Magic Lantern: a story of technology, animation, and public arts support
See event photos, more behind the scenes. and work-in-progress images and videos
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