Monday, January 28, 2013

The Winner Is. . . .

First Place for Sacred Heart School Science Fair
My project won first place (but there were 4 first place winners) in the school. I am very proud and looking forward to the State Science Fair Competition. Thanks again to everyone who helped out and voted in my surveys.

This is what my display looked like at school.
On the table is my big zoetrope as well as my smaller one and a phenakistoscope, a flip book, my log book and the 25 page report... and my 3 panel board too. If you haven't taken the survey you can still take it. See the column on the right.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

No Word Yet

No Word Yet
The judging of the Science Fair was Thursday. Three judges came and looked at everyones project.  I thought we would find out on Friday what the results were, but we didn't. Maybe Monday.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Zoetrope

We have the Zoetrope almost completed.. all we need to do now is to motorize it.  We have the motor and a speed controller so now we can work that out. But it has to go to the science fair as it is this week. This video shows both the Zoetrope and a Phenakistoscope that we made. The Zoetrope is made with wood, 36 magnets, a reed switch, some wire, a LED flashlight, a lazy susan bearing and 36 pencils. And a lot of math! I would like to thank everyone who took my surveys and helped me with my project.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Frame Rate Test 2

Be sure to take the survey on the right
Here is another series of frame rate clips using me as live action. We shot this at 24 FPS and I changed it in Adobe After Effects. Please Vote on the survey called Walking and be sure to vote on the survey of the animation posted below as well. Ben

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Animation Test for Science Fair

The video above shows a bouncing ball at different frame rates. I am trying to determine when the motion of the ball FIRST begins to look natural or smooth. Please watch the video (maybe a couple of times) and then vote by taking the survey on the right hand side of the screen. (at the top of the next column)
Video By Benjamin O'Neil, made in Adobe After Effects