The Fall 2021 issue of the journal JCSM (Journal of Cinema and Media Studies) includes a wonderful dossier of essays on new approaches to animation studies, edited by Ryan Pierson. This was a great opportunity for me to share my love for the multiplane animation stand and its enduring influence on animation aesthetics around the world. Entries cover a wide range of topics, including animation and scientific inquiry, contemporary Russian animation, and educational animation.

The entire dossier is temporarily available for free online and can otherwise be requested through most university libraries.

Image caption (above): animator Nikolai Troshinsky making the film Astigmatismo (3201) on his homemade multiplane animation stand.