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Earliest Animation

~The oldest known form of “animation”.~
Belgian physicist Joseph Plateau unveiled an invention in 1832 called the Phenakistoscope, a device that is largely considered to be the first mechanism for true animation. The simple gadget relied on the persistence of vision principle to display the illusion of images in motion.

The phenakistoscope used a spinning disc attached vertically to a handle. Arrayed around the disc’s center were a series of drawings showing phases of the animation, and cut through it were a series of equally spaced radial slits. The user would spin the disc and look through the moving slits at the disc’s reflection in a mirror. The scanning of the slits across the reflected images kept them from simply blurring together, so that the user would see a rapid succession of images that appeared to be a single moving picture.

While Plateau is credited with inventing the device, there were numerous other mathematicians and physicists who were working on similar ideas around the same time, and even they were building on the works of Greek mathematician Euclid and Sir Isaac Newton who had also identified principles behind the phenakistoscope.

Hope you enjoy the moving pictures,


Imagimotion # 6 Minerals and Spirographs

Dedicated to the souls of those who perished, were wounded and all those affected by the terror acts.
“Nature does not know extinction; all it knows is transformation”
Hope it works for you, as it worked for me.

Imperfect but precious

A gem of a video OR a video about a gem 🙂

Imovision – moving canvasses

An experiment with moving paintings, some came out great 🙂
Comments are welcome.

Winter Paintings

An essay on a cruel and long winter, while inside I was surrounded by orchids and warmth…

Enjoy the show,

Imagimotion #3 Trapped in Gemstones

This is a unique piece of filming, animation and science coming together. Tried to envision how events may have occurred to have encased live beings and preserve them for eternity. The world has been around for billions of years and many species have preceded human beings, so this example is a testimony that what comes goes and the circularity of life.

Please enjoy the show and share it if you like,

Imagimotion # 2 – Stardust

Used morphing as the primary vehicle to express the changing nature of elements and how the stars have contributed to everything on Earth.
Everything changes all the time, inevitably, randomly and we don’t know where it will lead us…

Enjoy the show – peace,

Imagimotion # 1

An essay of imagined interactions – fluids, flowers, minerals, crystals, gems and space.
Let your eyes be the windows and your imagination play.

In this piece I’ve used dried flowers and minerals to establish a link between organic and inorganic states. Also, through the use of colored fluids built a nexus to the imagery by connecting space and earthly elements. This is one of a series I’m beginning to develop in this genre.

Enjoy the views,

Beginnings Redux

How to explain evolution in less than 4 minutes? Here’s my humble attempt.

In this production I used: Multiple Screens, Blue and Green Screens, Animations, Multiple Layers and several other special effects to achieve the unique look and feel.

Your comments are appreciated, enjoy the viewing,


Opals – Water and Time

You will  see a collection of my little friends together with some cataloged opals from the The Australian National Opal Collection.  Special motion graphics and animated motion sequences were added at the bottom of the screen to represent the passage of time and the leaching of water through the layers of soil which is what forms opals over a long time…

Across the world, precious opal occurs in very few locations because it required a very special series of geological, climate and possibly biological phenomena to coincide for opals to form. These special criteria occurred in what is now the great desert regions of central Australia, which produces around 90% of the world’s precious opal.

Opals are formed from a solution of silicon dioxide and water. As water runs down through the earth, it picks up silica from sandstone, and carries this silica-rich solution through cracks and voids caused by natural faults or decomposing fossils. As the water evaporates, it leaves behind a silica deposit. This cycle repeats over very long periods of time, and eventually opal is formed.
Music: Tibetan bell & Sounds from Outer Space Uranus V-2 06 – The real Horst (by special permission.) Remix by Leo Bar; The Ancients – Celestial Aeon Project – Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)
[sources: nationalopal.com/opals/precious-opal-formation.html – mindat.org/ ]