Long before digital computers provided a lot of the special effects and 5 o’ clock news cut-aways, there was a technology called Scanimate. Using analog computing and creativity, astounding and sometimes psychedelic effects were produced and used for decades. Only 8 machines were ever produced since it’s introduction in the 1960s.
David Sieg is a dedicated Scanimate historian who owns and maintains the last working Scanimate machine. He will join us at Notacon to talk about the system, it’s history and use. Mr. Sieg has also produced a couple of DVDs showcasing some of the Scanimate work done by others over the decades!