The Zoetrope was one of the earliest animation devices using a spinning wheel to provide the motion to a series of images.

zoetrope is a device that produces the illusion of motion from a rapid succession of static pictures. The term zoetrope is from the Greek words ζωή (zoē), meaning “alive, active”, andτροπή (tropē), meaning “turn”, with “zoetrope” taken to mean “active turn” or “wheel of life”. – WIKIPEDIA

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Making GIFS

GIFS are an animated image format that allow you to share short LOOPS of animation online. You can make a GIF using a number of online tools or special apps – they are all fairly easy to use, allowing you to create gifs from a series of images, or even from video.

Gifs can be drawn, captured by camera, collaged, or edited from existing films – all great for re-mixing – the one thing they have in common is that they are LOOPS.

Online tools:

iPhone / android tools:


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