Joguines òptiques precursores del cinema

sara lópez giménez,
georgiana arcaleanu,
raquel motos pérez,
gerard bravo tello

institut el cairat – esparreguera

Our project is about the construction of some of the first cinema devices that shaped its origin. The illusion of continuous motion is called apparent motion to distinguish it from ‘real’ motion, which is perceived when an object moves continuously across a viewer’s visual field. We have experimented with the camera obscura, the zoetrope, the kinegrames and the flipbook. Some of these optical toys show a sequences of pictures, that when put into movement produce an image movement sensation.