Response to A Lecture — Hollis Frampton

“Furthermore, that vacancy is doing something: it seems to be moving.

But if we take our ribbon of film and examine it, we find that it consists of a long row of small pictures, which do not move at all.

We are told that the explanation is simple: all explanations are.

The projector accelerates the small still pictures into movement. The single pictures, or frames, are invisible to our failing sense of sight, and nothing that happens on any one of them will strike our eye.”

This part of the text reminds me of one kind of children reading materials. In this kind of books, they have some pictures in the first page and then when you start to flip the books, you will see the images are moving in a consecutive way. For example, in the first book I read in this kind, I saw at the beginning of the book, there was a boy holding a ball and at the end of the book, there was a dog gripping the ball with its teeth. As I was flipping the pages over, the boy was actually moving and throwing the ball to the dog in my eyesight. It was really interesting to me when I first saw these kind of books. Later on, I started to realize it was the techniques that have been using in the early movie making process. In my point of view, I think it is really an eye-catching techniques to use in children’s reading materials because it makes the book more vivid to children so that reading books can give them a great visual enjoyment and stimulate their creativity. It is really a good techniques to make the reading process more interesting to the little kid and attract their attention.
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