Holy Flying Circus Phonotrope

Devised, created and directed by Jim Le Fevre, check out this behind the scenes and rough cut of the Phonotropia title sequence for the forthcoming BBC docu-drama ‘Holy Flying Circus’. The Phonotrope, devised by Jim over 5 years ago works on a similar principle to a Zoetrope with a record player spinning at a fixed speed (45 revolutions per minute) and a camera filming at a fixed speed (25 frames per second) and a sequence of pictures laid out around the circumference which, when filmed, create the illusion of animation. The Phonotropia sequence for the 'Holy Flying Circus' opening titles feature Terry Gilliam-esq animation.

There is a interesting making of post over on Jim Le Fevre Phonotropia blog.

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