Revolution - Life Cycle of a Drop of Water

Revolution - Life Cycle of a Drop of Water 

Top paper engineer, Helen Friel, incollaboration with photographer, Chris Turner and animator, Jess Deacon have created this short video depicting the water cycle using Helen's excellent pop up book designs.
Nearly a year in the making and shot in a continuous take, Revolution follows the cyclical journey of a single water droplet. So many brilliant ideas in one short film with a great message.
I love this clever use of pop up technology and paper engineering. We all love pop up books and the revelations they bring with each successive spread. There is something about the pop up that reaches into us and affects us.
Clever use of our sense of wonder and awe can really help get an idea or message home.



Helen has put together the most wonderful stop frame animation showing the making of Revolution. You can see all the stages in the creation of a pop up book and the paper engineering mechanisms behind them. Some of the very best pop up book and cards mechanisms and ideas shown here for your inspiration!






Here a some photographs showing just some of the careful and intricate steps involved in the creation of a pop up book.

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Do look on Helen Friel's website  and blog for more of her pop up and paper engineering designs.

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Free paper craft model of Pythagoras' Theorem! 



You can even download and make your own free paper toy template of Pythagoras' Theorem here.
Based on the illustrations of the proof by mathematician Oliver Byrne.
"Make them from coloured paper or colour in the pieces yourself. Cut along the solid lines, fold along the dotted lines, glue together and you're done!"  Thanks Helen!

Here is Helen's model alongside the proof from Oliver Byrne's Original illustrations from Proof of the Pythagorean theorem in Byrne's The Elements of Euclid from 1847.

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Revolution
"A collaborative film by photographer Chris Turner, animator Jess Deacon and paper engineer Helen Friel who, from original idea to execution pooled their individual talents to bring the project to life."

Winner of a PDN Photo Annual Award and selected for the Fantoche International Animation Film Festival.

A film by Chris Turner, Helen Friel and Jess Deacon
Photography - Chris Turner
Paper Engineering - Helen Friel
Animation - Jess Deacon
Post Production - Neil Cunningham
Music - Joe Shetcliffe