Machine Shows Cartoons Without Screen (Sep, 1932)
Machine Shows Cartoons Without Screen
A NEW idea in motion pictures machines has just been developed. by Max Fleischer, the well-known movie cartoonist. The mechanism, shown above, consists of a large cylinder on which are attached cartoons of the various comic characters, and a large rotating shutter with two narrow slits on either side of it.
As the cylinder is rotated, the shutter revolves in unison, so that by standing at a point in front of the machine and looking at the right portion of the shutter, animated cartoons of amazingly smooth action can be viewed.
In contradistinction to the common movie projector, Mr. Fleischer’s machine has no intermittent action, and the big wheel never stops but revolves continuously. A full picture with smooth flickerless action is the result.