It’s become an annual tradition that I’m always proud to do…the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Holiday Card! Here ’tis! Featuring music by David Yockel Jr. and dance moves by Rishauna Zumberg.
Happy Belated Independence Day!
I have fallen behind with posts because of many exciting things (and many things that are not as exciting but part of being a full-time teacher of animation!), but I am happy to say that my Mutoscope, almost two years in the making, should be flipping an animation very, very soon! It has taken a veritable village to get this thing made, but there’s finally an end in sight!
Posts coming soon of the finished product…once it’s finished!
I cannot totally believe it myself, but this morning Kate Cosden and I turned the (hand-built) crank of an actual, functioning Mutoscope (sans animation for now!). My welds are garbage, and there’s not a single set of parallel edges to be found, but I’d like us all to focus on the fact that it works!!
A big concern for this Mutoscope project was how I was going to build the reel. Essentially, I needed hundreds of pages to wrap, Rolodex style, around a tube. After meeting with Todd Gustavson at George Eastman House, and convincing Mark Reisch and Mike Buffalin to come along for the ride, I was in business! The above gallery is my progress on this very important step. And here’s a video of the result.