Pocket Movies: Make Your Own Flipbooks

Flipbooks are an early, approachable, and addictive form of animation. A series of still images, bound as a small book, create the illusion of continuous motion. Led by Spudnik Press Fellow, Heather Anderson, the workshop will introduce the historical and contemporary context of the flipbook, and creative ways to convey simple ideas and cyclical narratives, or work through ideas, by creating a series of slowly evolving drawings. While the field of animation has grown much more complex than a typical flipbook, this primitive art form laid the foundations that are still used across all types of animation. Students will leave with a bound flipbook and an understanding of the persistence of vision. Attendees should come with a own simple story in mind and ready to draw.

*The flipbook pictured above is Arrowhead, by Lilli Carré.