Japanese Music Video Creates Animation With Spinning CDs [Video]

Japanese Music Video Creates Animation With Spinning CDs [Video]
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For Japanese band SOUR's music video, designers used phenakistoscope to create animation using CDs.

Leah Gonzalez
  • 11 november 2013

For Japanese band SOUR’s music video for their song “Life Is Music,” the video creators used rotating CDs as a kind of phenakistoscope to create the animation.

Phenakistoscope is an early animation device used to create an illusion of motion. The animations, created Masashi Kawamura of creative studio PARTY and Kota Iguchi of design studio Tymote, were created by printing images onto compact discs. Kawamura and Iguchi synced the speed of the rotation of the discs with the frame rate of their video camera.

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