Praxinoscope Workshops

I run workshops in illustration and animation, ranging from young children up to PhD researchers.

Here are the results of an animation workshop I ran with a group of 15 kids at the Phoenix Cinema in East Finchley, making short loops for animation praxinoscopes. The Praxinoscope is an animation device, the successor to the zoetrope, invented in 1876 by Charles-Emile Reynaud, a Paris science teacher. I made a version using a standard record player for a base and a custom-made mirror unit to sit on top, which reflects the images on the paper disc to give the illusion of movement when turning. The children played and filmed their animations, here are some of the results!