‘The Ice Book’ Made With a 5D, a MacBook, Paper and Light

by on January 31, 2011

in hdslr

It’s not everyday that you see something with as much raw creative genius as ‘The Ice Book.’  Davy and Kristin McGuire made this magical little pop-up book with a 5D Mark II, a MacBook, paper, scissors and light.

The Ice Book is a miniature theatre show, a pop-up book that comes to life as if by magic.

It tells the story of a mysterious princess who lures a boy into her magical world to warm her heart of ice. It is made from sheets of paper and light, designed to give a live audience an intimate and immersive experience of film, theatre, dance, mime and animation.

We created the show during a four month artist residency at the Kuenstlerdorf Schoeppingen in Germany. All we had was a 5D Mark ii, an old Macbook with After Effects, some builders lights and a green cloth that we improvised as a makeshift green-screen. Before we started we had no idea how to make pop-up books let alone how we could combine them with projections. With a lot of care, love and arguing the idea eventually came to life. -Vimeo

For more details on the project, check out TheIceBook.com.

[Vimeo via Phillip Bloom]




1 mon February 4, 2011 at 2:52 am

amazing…now that’s pure genius..

2 marko February 4, 2011 at 6:31 am

It is amazing..But can you explain the use of green screen and most important how did u project all those cinematics with proper frame fitting (projector..reverse ?)

Xtraordinary work..really inspiring

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