Mehrwerkstatt 2&40 is creating Animation, Screenprint, Illustration, Puppetry, Music

Support Your Local Zoetrope!

Mehrwerkstatt 2&40 -- the multi-purpose atelier of expat animator David Seezen -- hosts a longstanding ZOETROPE installation. With but a sequence of images, a slotted cardboard drum, and a janky old turntable, images come to life and passersby young and old alike stop, stare in disbelief and lose their minds. You're welcome!

It's a Labor of Love

The artsy-craftsy look of the contraption itself belies the elbow grease needed to make the animated loops themselves. Extra care is needed to ensure the beginnings and endings move seamlessly without jerks and jumps or hiccybumps. Each frame is lovingly sketched out, cleaned up, colored and finally made print-ready using Adobe Animate and Photoshop. The cumulative time needed is often several days, spread out over the course of a few weeks.

Here's the Thing

Creating animations for the zoetrope is only something I do in my spare time. While I regularly change out the loops with my substantial back catalogue, I try to make new ones every month. I'd love to make a premiere every week!  But let's get ahead of ourselves... Here's how you could help, I mean

How You Can Help

By becoming a Patreon member, you'll  be helping me in several ways.
  • Pick up some of the tab
    • help out with costs of materials like paper and printing ink et frickin' cetera
  • Support ZOETROPE R&D
    • I want to upgrade my contraption - bigger! stronger!
    • Bring the zoetrope into the 22nd century
    • dare I utter two words: vantablack y'all
  • I need ideas
    • easier said than done what you can do in a 1.2 second loop
    • your input would be oh-so welcome

But That ain't All

There's a whole lot more going on at 2&40 I'd love to tell you all about it, but that's for another page and time. Cheers!

Tiers
Tip Jar
$1 or more per month

It's like clicking "like" but for real

-access to all finished works uploaded here.

Groundlings
$5 or more per month

Join the club

-access to all work-in-progress / sketchbook content

-access to all polls / discussions posted here

Prießnitz-Straße Irregulars
$20 or more per month

Because you ain't just whistlin' Dixie

-All previous benefits

-20% discount on all merchandise

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Create a brand new world premiere  zoetrope every month.
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Support Your Local Zoetrope!

Mehrwerkstatt 2&40 -- the multi-purpose atelier of expat animator David Seezen -- hosts a longstanding ZOETROPE installation. With but a sequence of images, a slotted cardboard drum, and a janky old turntable, images come to life and passersby young and old alike stop, stare in disbelief and lose their minds. You're welcome!

It's a Labor of Love

The artsy-craftsy look of the contraption itself belies the elbow grease needed to make the animated loops themselves. Extra care is needed to ensure the beginnings and endings move seamlessly without jerks and jumps or hiccybumps. Each frame is lovingly sketched out, cleaned up, colored and finally made print-ready using Adobe Animate and Photoshop. The cumulative time needed is often several days, spread out over the course of a few weeks.

Here's the Thing

Creating animations for the zoetrope is only something I do in my spare time. While I regularly change out the loops with my substantial back catalogue, I try to make new ones every month. I'd love to make a premiere every week!  But let's get ahead of ourselves... Here's how you could help, I mean

How You Can Help

By becoming a Patreon member, you'll  be helping me in several ways.
  • Pick up some of the tab
    • help out with costs of materials like paper and printing ink et frickin' cetera
  • Support ZOETROPE R&D
    • I want to upgrade my contraption - bigger! stronger!
    • Bring the zoetrope into the 22nd century
    • dare I utter two words: vantablack y'all
  • I need ideas
    • easier said than done what you can do in a 1.2 second loop
    • your input would be oh-so welcome

But That ain't All

There's a whole lot more going on at 2&40 I'd love to tell you all about it, but that's for another page and time. Cheers!

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Tiers
Tip Jar
$1 or more per month

It's like clicking "like" but for real

-access to all finished works uploaded here.

Groundlings
$5 or more per month

Join the club

-access to all work-in-progress / sketchbook content

-access to all polls / discussions posted here

Prießnitz-Straße Irregulars
$20 or more per month

Because you ain't just whistlin' Dixie

-All previous benefits

-20% discount on all merchandise