“Once you made it, it stayed put. Great care was taken to get everything in just the right spot, just the right relationship. Now, increasingly, the output is a variable, not a constant.”
Late nineteenth-century optical inventions were the first to entertain audiences through the persistence of vision. These evolved into sophisticated devices that were capable of displaying animated figures over static backgrounds. This eventually gave way to the Lumière Brothers' contributions to modern cinema. Approximately one century later, advancements in computer processors, desktop video, and animation software have led to an repeated evolution from a slide-show format, to superimposed ...