The Animators of Pre-Cinema & Their Demons

Just under a year ago I began my MA in Sequential Design/Illustration. And now my final submission has been completed and I am eagerly awaiting our exhibition, beginning next week.

Exhibition at The University of Brighton, Grand Parade Gallery

10am – 5pm Saturday 19th and Monday 21st – Friday 25th September 2015 

The course, and the project I proposed, have been quite an undertaking. There have been lots of late nights and stressful moments. But also, it has been immensely rewarding. Not just in the development of my project, but also in how involving the course has been and in how brilliant the people I’ve met on the course have been.

My project is described like this:

The Animators of Pre-Cinema & Their Demons: How cinema was created through destruction

Graphic biographies of three moving image pioneers representing three strands of animation development (chronophotography, optical toys, magic lanterns), their paths converging with the emergence of cinema. The three books will be supported by three looping animations.

It was a lot to get my teeth into with so much historical information to uncover and so much interesting imagery to explore. But I really benefited from lots of support from staff and peers and expertise from within the University and beyond it. And moving image history is a subject I plan on investigating further. Below are a few taster images from the chronophotography story.

JE 03JE 01Muybridge Bulb edit

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