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Charile writes -

Phil, you should check out this cool Apple II stop motion rig one of my commenters made in the 80′s, I think it’s right up your alley. He had the computer control the camera and a spinning wheel of color filters. The computer rendered one frame in monochrome for each color of each frame.

Cinemagic magazine from 1985 – Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.



  1. screaminscott says:

    I have this issue of this magazine! I remember thinking how cool it was to be able to put computer graphics in a homemade movie.

    How far we’ve come.!

  2. jayessell says:


    So you’re the one!
    Yes, the technology has given us ‘Shrek’, but I don’t see any Pentium 4 computer animations on YouTube.
    Maybe I’m wrong.
    I saw a neat CGI short with giant WWII robots.
    The Gamers know what I mean.
    Maybe I should post the other 7 minutes.
    Part is anaglyphic 3D.
    Just a rotating dodecahedron wireframe, but looks ok with the red/blue glasses.
    If I can find a decent/affordable Super 8 film to DVD transfer service, I’ll post the film ‘Asteroid’ on YouTube.

    Can you MAKE a reccommendation?

  3. molica says:

    I believe that your experiment is amazing… You must be a passionate programmer if you could program that stuff. I have a site on backlinks and i love it as much as you love your programming.