Heffalump Overload
“Eadweard Muybridge Based Rotoscoping”

Yesterday I introduced my animation students to the ‘wunnerful world’ of Edweard Muybridge and asked them to do some tracings from some of his photo-sets, with a view to eventually photographing them on the rostrum and making them animate.

Given the nature of the technique and the fact that the Muybridge material is so old, I have coined the following term to describe this form of animation:

Retro-scoping

Do you see what I did there?!

Anyway, mucking in as usual, I chose some Muybridge heffalump snaps to work from. Here is a sample of the day’s output [I’ve decided, by the way, that he’s called Harold].

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