This is a sequel of “Flipbook Exhibition vol.3 artworks,”and you can see 6 more pieces of every varaiety. (Click the images to see larger ones) *****
7) Asitanonki: "A Garden Man"
This is not a “Gardener,”a “Garden Man!” Wow! As the camera goes close up to the guy, he turns into a garden and---what comes next??? It was a thick, humongous piece of artwork and it shows her masculinity!
8)Takayo Nishimura:”THE GARDEN IN THE BOTTLE”
Nishimura has been in the animation industry for years and he is a chief animator and character designer of Makoto Shinkai’s films, as “The Place Promised in Our Early Days,”"5 Centimeters per Second,” and an animator for “A Country Doctor”directed by Koji Yamamura. He was once hired by Disney Japan,too. He also has been making and selling his flipbooks for a long time so even though he said that he did not have enough time for this exhibition, still his stuff is sooo COOL!
Just see the speedy action through the images lined up
9)Icco Sasai:”Plum Tree”,”Cherry Tree”
The very first flipbook arts made by Icco Sasai whose cover illustration of books are pretty famous. She took the photos of a white-eye’s movement and made into flipbooks. You might discover the secret of cutsiness of the busy little bird?
10)Junko Kawabata:”Seed’s SKY”
The girl is looking at the image of a small person(herself?) who stands on the dandelion, and what is she going to do next?
11)tamax:”The Perfect Garden”
As she writes in her own introduction, the perfect garden can be made in our own imagination. And I guess these are her ideal ones,,,? Surreal pieces.
She calls herself as a “filbook artist”, and I think that is a very neat job!
These are my flipbooks---so many but not so effective. I have a lot to polish up---Or never I will challenge phenakistoscope. “transform”,“UP”, “DOWN”, “FALL”, “SAFE---?”are phenakistoscopes which is a very basic form of animation. As you can see two puppets struggling, you face the painted side of the circle plate to the mirror and turn it with a handle and see the image through the slits cut in the plate. Then you can see the images moving. In “transform,”I tried to make use of the loop effect to make the chaterpillar turns into a butterbly, but in the first place it was hard to make audiences to understand how to use them, and even thought you could use it properly, still the images flickered and could not see details of the animation.
“UP”, “DOWN”, “FALL”, “SAFE---?”are one set of a story.
“Nyoki Nyoki(2006)”is a piece that I submitted at the last exhibition. I was supposed to make the copies and sell them, but no time to do that. (Slow!!)But some day,I will be a flip book seller and sell my flipbooks in a bascket calling out “Flipbooks, flipbooks!! Anyone needs a flipbook?”