Created by Rufus Butler Seder, an inventor, artist, and filmmaker fascinated by antique optical toys, Scanimation is a state-of-the-art six-phase animation process that combines the “persistence of vision” principle with a striped acetate overlay to give the illusion of movement. It harkens back to the old magical days of the kinetoscope, and the effect is astonishing, like a Muybridge photo series springing into action. Rufus Butler Seder explains it better in the short interview posted below. Since the interview Rufus Butler Seder had published two further books, 'Waddle!' and 'Star Wars!'