The Illusion of Movement

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View the movie here!


The Illusion of Movement is the result of a collaboration between me and Patricia van Zandvoort. The Eye Museum of Amsterdam asked our school to produce a movie to celebrate the history of film. Patricia and I chose to focus on the 3 predecessors of the film camera: Thaumatrope, Phenakistoscope and the Praxinoscope.

I was responsible for the book opening scene and the praxinoscope. We used Maya and Zbrush to model the objects and film the scenes and Photoshop to texture the objects.
Below are links to test renders of the film.

  1. Praxinoscope in action

  2. Praxinoscope also in action

  3. Another praxinoscope render