I’d better post something while my blog is working–I’m still having some esoteric technical issues locally. Galleycat linked to this video, Sam Ita’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, that sheds some light on the process of designing pop-up books:
While I agree with Ron that it “arguably features more music than it needs, and less talking,” it’s pretty interesting. The more pop-up books I see–and the more amazingly complicated they become–the more I find myself wondering about how they’re put together. What I want to see now is video of how they’re mass-produced. Watching Ita assemble his prototype, I can’t even imagine how someone would make 10,000 of them.
Well, actually, I can, and my imagination inclines toward tiny hands in foreign sweatshops. Someone please tell me I’m wrong.