Thursday, April 30, 2015

Zoetrope and Zoopraxiscope

Thursday: Point of View

Zoetrope and Zoopraxiscope

I'm using two z-words since a Zoetrope and a Zoopraxiscope are similar primitive motion picture devices--giving motion to images.

Images in the zoetrope are inside a drum with slits - you view them through the slits. Images for a zoopraxiscope are on a rotating glass disc and projected onto a wall.  


Zoopraxiscope: (this one is a little long, but gives interesting history and detail in how it was made)

And that, folks, is the end of the 2015 Blogging from A to Z April Challenge. This was my first time, and I already have theme ideas for the next three A to Z challenges! 

Speaking of challenges...this blog kicks off a monthly Video Challenge starting tomorrow, May 1. Check that date for details.


  1. Wow. These videos are wonderful. I enjoy studying the history of film. Trudy have you seen the documentary series The Story of Film: An Odyssey? It's fascinating. It is on Netflix.

    1. I haven't seen that! Thanks for the recommendation...I added it to my Netflix list.

      (I'm having trouble with my comment section. Hopefully this will not show up twice, or three times!)

  2. Loving your theme :) I think it's really interesting seeing what everyone chose for their themes!
    Popping by on the A to Z Road Trip

  3. Hello there.
    Congratulations on completing the challenge!
    Thanks for visiting me during the crazy month of April. Just popping over again today from the Road Trip.

    Entrepreneurial Goddess