Muybridge Zoetrope

Written by D. Eric Franks on 30 October 2009.

A "zoetrope" is a spinning cylinder that Victorians used to create primitive movies (from the Greek ζωή - zoe, "life" and τρόπος - tropos, "turn") and a "Muybridge" is a guy that shot some of the first motion pictures ever (including the famous 24 frames of a horse running and a bunch of naked people, too). Put them together and you get a Muybridge Zoetrope papercraft project. How cool is that? Whether you engage your kids in this little diversion or pretend you are doing a serious personal project to understand the history of motion pictures, this looks like a cheap and fun weekend project!

* Making Visual Narratives

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