Phenakistoscope

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A phenakistoscope is one of the earliest animation devices. It is a spinning disk that generates a moving picture that continuously repeats. This simply means there cannot be an abrupt end and that the action has to be one that could be repeated, such as someone jogging. The action I chose to illustrate in my phenakistoscope is a kitten playing with a piece of string. Since cats are usually distracted by certain things, this was a good, continuous action to illustrate. If I could do anything different, I would definitely make the string more clear and make it more apparent that it is, indeed, a string. But, overall, I think my phenakistoscope was successful in illustrating a moving picture.

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About schinnery1996

My name is Shanelle Chinnery and I study Digital Media and Animation at Alfred State College. It’s my third year and the last time this bio was updated was on my very first day of college. I had ended off my previous bio with my desire to grow throughout my years here in Alfred State and with my senior year on the horizon, I’m glad to say I’ve definitely grown since that day. With the variety of classes and mediums I’ve experienced during these three years, I’ve learned what grasps my attention and what strays it away. I came into college with an unclear direction of what I wanted to do in my field and to be quite honest, I’m still not sure what direction I’m going in, but I have a better idea. I enjoy the storytelling aspect of animation, but then again I also enjoy animating in 3D and would love to explore the possibility of voice acting. While I’m uncertain about the exact route of my future, I still take great pride in the how much I’ve changed, art wise. I’ve gained knowledge and experience in endless number of programs I never thought I’d be able to work around, I’ve grown accustomed to digital art rather than traditional pencil to paper art, and most importantly, I’m just a better artist in general. I could say that is my favorite achievement and I can’t wait to see what my future holds in this field.
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