Single Plate Animation
May 31, 2020
This is too cool for words. Now you can create a 7 frame animation loop on a single collodion wet plate. The essence behind the process is to capture a series of interleaved images using a slotted darkslide. Each time the object of the photography is moved, the mask is incremented to the next location and the new frame is shot. This is repeated until the last interleave slot has been filled. the plate is then taken back to the darkroom for processing in the normal fashion. To view the image, place the original mask used to encode the animation on the finished plate and slowly draw it across the image perpendicular to the slots and watch the magic happen!