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Animation: Magic and Matter

Animation: Magic and Matter A symposium presented by the Centre for Humanities & the Department of Media & Culture Studies (Utrecht University) with the Holland Animation Film Festival on 27th March 2012 Welcome & Introduction: The Matter of Animation The event started with a welcome from Gerben Schermer of the Holland Animation Film Festival, which starts […]

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Charles-Èmile Reynauld’s Théâtre Optique, 1892

An interdiscplinary background in engineering, photography, sculpture and watercolours proved to be a fertile ground for the innovations in moving image technology developed by Charles-Èmile Reynauld, arguably the first person to create frame-by-frame animation in the classic form that we understand today. Deriving from a praxinoscope that he had invented in 1876, Reynauld’s patented a […]

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