Sand animation

The history of sand animation is a very ancient. It turns out, sand art emerged in Japan. It was called "Bonnseki" The drawings were created on a black lacquered tray. The images superimposed from ground quartz powder. It figures with mountain or sea views.

In the 17-18 centuries, European artists were drawing sketches on the white sand smooth surface. This saves paper for numerous trial sketches. A paper was expensive.

At the root of the emergence of sand animation was a Canadian animator Caroline Leaf. She created the animated movie "Sand or Peter and the Grey Wolf" for symphonic fairy tale "Peter and the Wolf" by Sergei Prokofiev. It was her master's thesis, which the young artist presented at the National Cinema Center of Canada.