[Thumbtack might just be a type of post regarding odd information strolls on the interweb. It might also be a way for me to keep track of these odd soirees.]

Lately I stumbled across a review for movie The Trial that mentioned the opening animation as a pinscreen animation. I watched it and I am still not sure this represents a good pinscreen animation. But, this got me searching for exactly what is pinscreen animation. I will share with you what I found:
This is the best description that I found.

Here is a very beautiful pinscreen animation:

Here is The Trial opening parable:

This technique makes for an almost scuptural drawing technique. It seems to commonly generate freeflowing animations that blend and morph. It has a somewhat pointilistic or pre-digital raster effect. Very cool. Enjoy

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