Throughout the course Gerald and I have also doe some experiments with other devices. These experiments are recorded here.

Magic Lantern

Gerald unearthed a device he called the magic lantern from his office.
The Magic Lantern was a pre-cimea device that acted in a similar fashion to a slide projector. This device works utilizing a strip of paper that holds two frames of animation. One on the top part and one on the bottom. You roll up the strip and place it in the device. Once inside you crank the device and a shutter switched between the top and bottom image (there is a lens for each image) to create the animation which is projected. The roll of paper slow moves to another roller revealing the scene. (Almost akin to the reels on a projector) There are already plans for the future of this device. It also comes with an attachment that allows you to play a record as you crank the paper through.

Convex Mirror

After we watched a BBC documentary by David Hockney call Secret Knowledge is was illustrated that one could use a curved mirror as a lens. Here is Hockney himself using this as a drawing aid.
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After seeing this video: we attempted to use an overhead projector ourselves.


Pinhole Photogrophy

With some slight modifications to the "CAROUSEL OBSCURA" we were able to use it as a pin hole camera.Here are the images after inversion.


Using the Obscura to take an image

After creating the pinhole images we attempted to do the same with the large scale Obscura in the Garage. Most of the images didn't work out, but this one was the most successful.

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My Office

As a lens test, I set up a Camera Obscura in my office at home. Here are some of the images from it.


A Praxinoscope is another animation device in which a strip or disc of paper is used. The paper is loaded in to some sort of round device that has a mirror in the center. The mirror has flat sides that act as a shutter. As the device spins the animation cane be seen.

Here is a video of a test Gerald did in 2012: