flipbook cinema

I've always had a fascination with flip books, I collect them, I've created them. But that wasn't enough, I always wanted them to be more, to be of a presence, to be art, to be interactive sculpture. I had created my mutoscopes, more of a circular flipbook sculpture, but I also wanted a way to tell a longer story, one that didn't have to end where it began. As an analog version of youtube, you even can control the speed and the direction of playback.

 

Immortalize a wedding dance, a babies first steps, a blown kiss, the winning shot, an amazing swing, a kick, a dive, a punch, a score, a goooaaaaaalllllll.

 

Here's Sadie Saidel starring in the first flip book I ever made. That's my Nana going from 20 - 90 in 50 pages. It was the invitation to her 90th birthday party.

Flipbooks as      Sculpture

60 years john

Throughout his life,  John was very active and well photographed. His wonderful wife, Hildegard,
sent me hundreds of those images for me to work with. Of those, I weaved about 40 of his photos together with transitions to bring John from a little kid to an older kid

it is balloon

Watch as the balloons spin into each other as they come in for deflation at the end of the
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Created from 250 individual photographs.

grand central

Take a one finger drive around Grand Central Station and through the Pan Am Building
(Yes, I'm aware it's now the Met Life Building, but as you can see from my work, I'm old school.)

the shower.
what a scene.

This flippable sculpture is a tribute to one of the most celebrated scenes in the history of cinema.

With many thanks to Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins and of course, Alfred Hitchcock.

Bob, Sponge Bob

Experience Sponge Bob as he flys low and slow at the end of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

that starwars kid

This flipable sculpture is an analog version of an early youtube favorite. The "the StarWars kid"

With millions of views online why not experience youtube in the real world, well, kind of.

 

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