Sunday, May 27, 2012

Tim Burton Inspired Cake Zoetrope- Video

Cake Wreaks keeps me in stitches with her daily disasters of cakes. On Saturday she posted these awesome video's.  Check out this amazing Tim Burton-inspired cake zoetrope by French food artist and filmmaker Alexandre DUBOSC.

See pictures of the making of this awesome cake.

I didn't know what a zoetrope was. Here's the wikipedia definition

zoetrope is a device that produces the illusion of motion from a rapid succession of static pictures. The term zoetrope is from theGreek words ζωή (zoe), meaning "alive, active", and τροπή (trope), meaning "turn". "Zoetrope" taken to mean "active turn".
The zoetrope consists of a cylinder with slits cut vertically in the sides. On the inner surface of the cylinder is a band with images from a set of sequenced pictures. As the cylinder spins, the user looks through the slits at the pictures across. The scanning of the slits keeps the pictures from simply blurring together, and the user sees a rapid succession of images, producing the illusion of motion.

1 comment:

Black Knight said...

Nice videos thanks for sharing.
Now I know what zoetrope means too.