|Name of Model: Lego Zoetrope #3 - Horses|
|Created by: ChadMealey / Lego Tron|
|Found at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=TR9Nvv3ul5A and http://www.flickr.com/photos/legotron/sets/72157629668225249/with/7015942181/|
|Details: In the early days of motion pictures, they didn't have film reels or real video technology. Early on, moving pictures were created by using series of still frames in a circle, with slits between each one. Looking through the slits at the image on the other side while the circle was spinning would make it look like the image was moving.|
If you remember what blog you're reading, this next part shouldn't surprise you - here's a an example of a zoetrope that works in this manner made out of LEGO. Much like the first example of this (based on a series of photographs taken by Eadweard Muybridge), this particular ones animates a horse's gallop.
SciBricks has posted a little more detail about this model.
Eadweard Muybridge would have turned 183 years old today.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Posted by Dan at 4:00 AM