Sunday, August 31, 2008

Burst Mode Photography as An Art Form - Virtual Flip Books

Check out this wonderful presentation of Burst Mode (a.k.a Continuous Shooting Mode) photos on (There is a little gore in the middle.) Is it flip-book animation? stop-motion animation? a category all it's own? I've decided to turn this into a project with my Photography II students. They will put their images in iMovie and add music. I will put all the individual movies into one longer one for our art show. I figure when my students are done, they will really understand the burst mode.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

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