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Relax and unwind in rewind with this trick film – if you haven’t cottoned on yet all is not as it seems…
Trick film 1909 5 mins Silent
It might not take you long to cotton on to the trick of this film, but the results are still impressive. Though the various strings, wools and embroideries if this film are certainly animated in one sense, it is not through stop-motion animation. The time-consuming process of manipulating threads frame-by-frame is avoided by simply using reverse film techniques.
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Animation & Artists Moving Image 1915 5 mins Silent
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Animation & Artists Moving Image 1915 1 mins Silent
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Amateur film 1963 16 mins Silent Location: Kirkby Stephen
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News 1981 4 mins Location: Truro
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Friend of the Little Tortoises
News 1961 5 mins Location: Exmouth
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