1. Annette UMBC Senior Exit Exhibition live cinetrope performance


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    Annette developed her own unique "spin" on an interesting new animation technique developed by her professor Eric Dyer.

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    • Man


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      synopsis: A coming of age bed time story for 'big boys'. Man is frame by frame poetry mash up harnessing the kinetic friction of the "cinetrope". Maxwell Hathaway Senior Thesis…

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      • Strobotop toy


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        I found this toy at Mumbles and Squeeks toy shoppe in Old Ellicott. This is just a little more study into "tropic" animation for my final student film. The art and animations on the top…

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        • Day 1 Prototyping


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          First Prototype in action. Little Canon Power Shot S95 is a fun camera, but not gonna cut it with shutter-speed. flat-style tests first, then the centrifugal tests at 0:33 Still, there is a glimpse…

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          • Media Archeology 2110 (video short, 2010) - excerpt


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            The film was created by cutting, burning, weaving, and wrapping 35mm movie trailers. I'm by no means a purist, but the loss of tactility we're now experiencing with cinemas switching…

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            • The Bellows March (short film, 2009) - excerpt


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              I have dug up the zoetrope, a pre-cinema optical toy, and am using it to create and explore a visual language of loops and spirals. When spun, the complex circular sculptures, dubbed cinetropes, are…

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