International Animation Day commemorates the first public performance by Charles-Émile Reynaud of his Théâtre Optique at the Grevin Museum in Paris. That October 28, 1892 premiere represented the beginning of modern animation, and the date has been celebrated by animators with showings and performances since 2002, coordinated by ASIFA International and its many chapters around the globe.
Here lies the residue of "The Animating Apothecary," a source of obscure ephemera and thought, created fresh(ish), but now reduced to howling into the wind, sketching in sand, and nibbling at the crustier extremes of an overbaked society. Instagram? see - https://www.instagram.com/animating_apothecary/ - content (c) 2006-2023 Jim Middleton
Monday, October 25, 2021
2021 International Animation Day Celebration from ASIFA Central
Sunday, October 17, 2021
2021 October Edition of the ASIFA Central Newsletter - Collect the Set
Friday, October 08, 2021
1907 - Battle Creek "The City Beautiful" - Images from an Early 20th Century Promotional Booklet
Worked on a restoration of the 1907 booklet some time back, likely in time for the centennial of the original publication. The map shows the location of the buildings against the city's current configuration. Most of the buildings are now areas for parking lots, areas that are also now without a reason for parking, because... well, the buildings aren't there! Oh that progress!
But I digress. Here are the pictures! (click on the image for enlarged viewing of the jpg)
Friday, October 01, 2021
Disney World Hits 50 - Here's What I Remember When It Hit 9
Lugged around my new Elmo Super 8mm sound camera with a 200 foot cartridge on that trip, but not much of the sound was worth recording, so I shot a LOT at 18fps thinking I could edit the sound later, mixing in some 24fps material. It took until 2013 to get around to it, and then the surgery was performed digitally. My featured little brother is now retired and works for The Mouse, loving every moment.