Sand animation, also known as sand art, is a term which has two meanings. It is the name given to a style of live performance art and to a type of animation. In the former, an artist creates a series of images using sand, a process which is achieved by applying sand to a surface and then rendering images by drawing lines and figures in the sand with one's hands. A sand animation performer will often use the aid of an overhead projector or lightbox (similar to one used by photographers to view translucent films). In the latter, animators move around sand on a backlighted or frontlighted piece of glass to create each frame for their animated films.
Notable artists and work
- Kseniya Simonova, winner of "Ukraine's Got Talent 2009"
- Ilana Yahav, From Israel
- Ferenc Cakó, From Hungary
- Su Dabao, From China
- Shane Chapman, From USA
- The Sand Castle (1977) by Co Hoedeman
- Sesame Street (Sand Alphabet) (1974-1991)
- Animando (1987) (watch)
- The Erlking, a 2002 animated short
- Tracks, a 2003 animated short
- Evans, Gary (30 September 1991). In the National Interest: A Chronicle of the National Film Board of Canada from 1949 to 1989. University of Toronto Press. p. 232. ISBN 978-0802068330. Retrieved 19 March 2012.
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- An explanation of how to make animated films with sand animation
- Marcos Magalhães' "Animando" - a visual demonstration of how to make a sand animation (also features other animation types)
- Watch Caroline Leaf's film The Owl Who Married a Goose at NFB.ca
- Official website of company that produces sand animation lightboxes
- Official site of Alexandra Konofalskaya