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The Bicycle Race Books Complete

We finished the twenty copies of The Mexican Bicycle Race this week. David trimmed head and foot, four at a time because I am still a little anxious about slippage when using Ko-Ko. I cut one-and-a-half inch wide strips of … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Fresh Guacamole and Honda “Paper” by PES

Last week’s flicks featured some of the earliest forms of animation. Tonight’s two videos feature work by contemporary stop-motion animator PES. Fresh Guacamole, at a total length of one minute and forty seconds, is the shortest film ever nominated for … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Film Before Film, Zoetrope Replica, Circus Zoetrope, and Making The Pristitrope

Those of you who watch Friday Night Flicks regularly will know that I am interested in stop-motion animation. I am also intrigued by mechanical devices. Tonight’s videos combine both. The first, Film Before Film —Phenakistoscope, Zootrope, Praxinoscope, gives a little … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: disillusionment of 10 point font and The Typewriter

Today’s videos are both related to typewriters. The first is a witty series of typographic puns “animated on a smith corona galaxie deluxe typewriter” by Greg Condon.     The second flick is a promo for the book The Typewriter: a Graphic … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Arnold, Robert Lang, and Papiroflexia

Tonight’s three short videos are all about manipulating paper. Arnold makes botanically correct flowers in the coffee shop of Powell’s Books in Portland, Oregon. (This is another good reason to visit Portland.)     Robert Lang is a physicist and … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: The Present

Based on a comic strip by Fabio Coala, The Present is a graduation short film from students at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg in Ludwigsburg, Germany. It has been shown at more than 180 film festivals and, not surprisingly, won more than … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Address Is Approximate

David and I will be taking a short road trip tomorrow, so this stop motion animation seems appropriate. Directed by Tom Jenkins and made using desk top toys and Google Street View, this is the story of a small mannequin … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Tanabata/Annie Amaya

Today is the official third anniversary of this blog and, in some parts of Japan, it is also Tanabata. Here is a short paper-cut stop-motion video from Annie Amaya which re-tells the legend of the lovers Orihime and Hikoboshi.     … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Léon The Professional and Il Etait Une Fois

Friday Night Flicks features two videos of pop-up books: Léon The Professional and Il Etait Une Fois. Léon The Professional by Jeremias Krakowiak re-tells the story from the 1994 movie of the same name. The video clearly shows the working of the pop-up mechanisms, and … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: The House Hippo and The Bin Chicken

A number of years ago the Concerned Children’s Advertisers produced a public service announcement warning of the dangers of believing everything you see on TV. It was a brilliant parody of the Hinterland Who’s Who series on Canadian wildlife.     I … Continue reading

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