Katy Beveridges “The Bicycle Animation”

Found this on The Daily What.

Beveridges writes.

This is a piece created to question whether it was possible to film animation in realtime. Part of my CSM 3rd year disseration project I was looking at proto animation (really early basic animation) in contemporary design. I’ve taken a lot of influence from other contemporary designers who are using these techniques to explore the way we look at animation and how its made. As stated on my channel I have interviewed animators such as Jim le Fevre and in my research referenced other people using this technique such as David Wilson and Tim Wheatley who did this before me. I developed this project based on what is being done in animation right now as well as a lot of primary research into the history of animation techniques.

Rika explained to me that the effect we are seeing is the same of that of a phenakistoscope, an animation device invented in the 1800’s. I remember her actually making one for her thesis project, but it seemed a lot more complicated than what we are seeing in this picture: