Sunday, 14 February 2010


Another tipoff from Gavin, I present the Scanimate, one of the first computer animation devices. I think 8 units were sold in the US in the late 70s, which were used mainly for logos and idents, and it was pretty much the only way of doing moving graphics on screen at that time. Check out these excerpts from a laserdisc called Music Image: Odyssey by Ron Hays which was a compilation of videos he made with a Scanimate system. The music is by 1] Lary Fast and 2] Frank Serafine

It was also used in the film Demon Seed, which is a 70s sci-fi / horror classic and you must watch it today if you haven't already seen it. Thanks

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