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How To/Make: Flip books

Looking for animation techniques that you can try out quickly and easily at home?

Why not make some flip books like Dominica’s? Her video will show you how.

 

Credit: 'How to make flip books'. Video, Dominica Harrison.

 

With just a few materials you can convey a story or message frame-by-frame and give the illusion of movement to your drawings.

Flip books are a great way to bring your sketches to life and create easy free flow animations without too much planning and the results are usually small enough to fit in your pocket! They can be playful and inspire you to develop other moving image or animation work. By experimenting with flip books you’ll really be able to develop a sense of motion and understand the consequences of each line drawn. Once practised, you’ll be able to make little souvenirs for your friends!
Looking for more inspiration and techniques?

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