The Wheel of Life, Zoetrope – The Makerie Studio


This is an incredibly enchanting  video (below) for the Makerie Studio’s New York launch. After years of experience perfecting paper craft, The Makerie Studio teamed up with Director André Gidoin to magically bring one of these worlds to life, by creating and filming a hand made paper Zoetrope. Filmed and edited over two weekends in New York.

A zoetrope is a device that produces the illusion of motion from a rapid succession of static pictures. Often referred to as the Wheel Of Life, they were inspired to tell the story of one zoetrope in particular, that one night came to life. The horses on the carousel are spaced to spin in sync with the camera’s frame rate to create the illusion of motion. Each horse is carefully studied to follow the one before it, so that once at speed they appear to be galloping.

The zoetrope was filmed surrounded by a multitude of smaller carousels, all hand made by the Makerie. Also, make sure you visit The Makerie Studio website. They have unbelievably beautiful and exquisite paper art – both astounding and inspiring.

Paper Art and Set Design by The Makerie Studio

Directed and Edited by André Gidoin

“Perpetuum” Written, Arranged and Performed by Marcus Loeber.





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