Anyone who regularly reads this thing (there are one or two of you, right?) would know, I’m a fairly big fan of the Sony Bravia commercials, and await each commercial with fairly high expectations (like the most recent, Foam City). Anyway, I stumbled across this one today and I’m excited. Apparently the next spot will have something to do with this monstrosity of a zoetrope (the spinning thing that turns static images into a moving picture using some crazy physics defying principles).
Taking photography history and theory classes, I developed a strong love for zoetropes, rotoscopes, and a few other opes. My hopes are high that this will turn out to be epic. According to Gizmodo, this massive zoetrope weighs in at 10 tons and spins at 25mph. sounds impressive already. Supposedly, it’s all promoting Sony’s new MotionFlow interpolation technology. I didn’t read up enough to fully understand, but it sure seems like a zoetropic interpretation would hammer the idea home. Cool stuff. Hopefully.