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Benettonplay Flipbook!


Main development of Flipbook! has moved to the newly launched site Benettonplay.

This version comes with user registration, a mayor step required to implement important upgrades to Flipbook! such as advanced editing (being able to save a Flipbook! without publishing to work on it later) and deleting, user ratings, contests and such.

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ReBlogged by juan ospina on Mar 30, 2006 at 03:50 PM | Comments (27)

Flipbook! of the week


Now, i know that i have featured Mariepomme in the past, but her newer animations are worth taking notice.

Each one impecable, short and not without some humor. I specially liked "home sweet home", kinda reminds me of a hot summer day after work. I look forward to that... actually...

So please lets give the girl a vote or two, she deserves it big time.

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ReBlogged by juan ospina on Mar 28, 2006 at 10:23 AM | Comments (4)

Flipbook! : Bug fix

An important upgrade has been done to the 'maker' page interface on Flipbook!. Note that lines that go offstage will now record correctly as finished (instead of going on even after the mouse button wasn't clicked).

as always, report bugs, annoyances and whishes to


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ReBlogged by juan ospina on Mar 10, 2006 at 03:17 AM | Comments (4)

Flipbook! bug fix

As of now, special characters will not fail to encode correctly at save time.
This was an embarrasing bug i meant to fix some time ago. So far i got it to work with Roman character sets.

As always report any malfunctions at


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ReBlogged by juan ospina on Mar 7, 2006 at 04:01 PM | Comments (3)

Quick update

Just wanted to announce two quick updates to Flipbook! Thank you all for your e-mails telling me about the features you want to see. Flipbook! is nowhere to finished so please continue to send me all you wishes and comments to flipbook at piterwilson dot com

1-"Randomize" link on Gallery page: With this link you can see a list of random animations on the gallery, not just the newest ones.

2-A new preference has been added to the "preferences" page that lets you pick wheter the animations open on a new window or not.

All the other things you have been asking are on the works, so keep on flippin'

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ReBlogged by juan ospina on Mar 4, 2006 at 01:28 PM | Comments (0)

Flipbook! Awarded!

Ok, ok, I know I've already said Juan is getting awarded for Flipbook! and he's currently away in Japan, but I figured that Flipbook! fans might be interested in seeing the pics of him actually at the award ceremony!


more pics

I'm sure if Juan was here he'd like to thank all the Flipbook! users who have contributed hours and hours of drawing to make the site so fun and lively. So here's a shoutout to all the Flipbook! fans! We at Fabrica love you all, and thank you for helping Juan get his award.

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Flipbook! in Japan!

No Flipbook! of the week for a few weeks because our beloved, Juan Ospina, is currently in Japan to receive the Japan Media Art Award for Flipbook!

Here's a picture of him with the poster:

And here's the close up of the poster w/ Flipbook! and his name on it...

More of pics Juan and Tamara in Japan at his Flickr page.

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Konishiwa, Flipbook! of the week


NIWASHI is an excellent Japanese artist.

I just wich i could understand the Japanese text that shows up along side of the action at some points. What is Kenchiku Gakka no Utsu?

Whatever it is, i say: Segoi!

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ReBlogged by juan ospina on Feb 17, 2006 at 12:23 PM | Comments (2)

Flipbook! of this cold week


Is it me or is this winter longer and colder than ever? I can't go outside without freezing my Colombian bones to death. Seriously, maybe we should move FABRICA somewhere closer to the tropic.

As much as i hate winter, some people seem to have a lot of fun with it. For example i found this snowman animation "winter wonder land" by Laplop. It craked me up.

Also check out "Honey, it's cold outside. (Kirby Short)" by Yoshu.

I hope the winter goes away sometime soon.

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ReBlogged by juan ospina on Feb 8, 2006 at 10:15 AM | Comments (0)

Flipbook! of the week


What is over 1,795 frames long, has 15 episodes including 1 special advertisement short and is the Flipbook! of this week!?

Thats right! You guessed it!

SAMURAI'S WHISPER! by Duran Remone Guy-Williams.

This is the type of commitment to ninjas and random fighting that keeps Flipbook! goin'

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ReBlogged by juan ospina on Jan 31, 2006 at 02:07 PM | Comments (0)

Flipbook! in Japan

As winner of a grand prize in the Japan Media Arts Festival, Flipbook! will be present in the award ceremony on February 23, 2006 at The Westin Tokyo (inside of YEBISU GARDEN PLACE). There will also be a permanent exibith of the Festival from Febrary 24 - March 5, 2006 at Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography.

I really hope that people around the Tokyo area can come to the ceremony and be present. I never been to Tokyo before and i'm very corious about the city! See ya there!

On a personal note, i'm trying to raise some money to be able to bring my girlfriend with me, please visit the following link if you are interested on helping me:


Thank you!

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ReBlogged by juan ospina on Jan 24, 2006 at 08:28 PM | Comments (5)

Yet another Flipbook! of the week


We've noticed all the work being posted from Supaslim, and want to declare it the not so weekly , Flipbook! of the week. He's done quite an extensive collection and we are damn proud of it. Congrats chap! you make us happy!

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ReBlogged by juan ospina on Jan 23, 2006 at 09:59 AM | Comments (0)

Flipbook! 3.2 update complete!

The 3.2 Update is up and running and the site is back online.

This is the criteria we used to 'translate' the 1 to 10 numerical rating into a 'negative points vs. positive points' system.

-If animation is rated with 8,9 or 10, it gets a number or positive votes equal to the times it's been rated.
-If animation is rated with 7,6 or 5, it gets an equal number or positive votes and negative points, corresponding to its number of times rated divided by 2.
-If animation is rated with with less than 4 it gets a number or negative votes equal to the times it's been rated.

I invite everyone to vote on their favorite animations now! and report bugs if you see any to flipbook@piterwilson.com

After doing the update i'm quite impressed that if you look in the 'Top voted' there is an animation that someone or someones, actually bothered to vote 1363 times!

As for Flipbook! of the week , im gonna do an entry soon, i've found some interesting material.

See ya then!

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ReBlogged by juan ospina on Jan 13, 2006 at 11:56 AM | Comments (3)

Flipbook 3.2 Update scheduled

The Flipbook 3.2 Update has been scheduled for Friday, 13th of January 2006 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM (UTC+1 time zone).

At this time the Flipbook! website will be closed.

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ReBlogged by juan ospina on Jan 10, 2006 at 05:51 PM | Comments (2)

Flipbook! 3.2 update

In the month of January, there will be an update to the Flipbook! website. The main porpouse of this update is to improve the rating system of the animations. Several people have contacted me about it and this feedback has proven to be very valuable.

The new features include:

*Radical change to the rating approach. To rate an animation, instead of being asked to give a rating from 1 to 10, there will be 2 options: "i like it" and "i don't like it". This way the mechanism is simplified and each animation will have a number of positive points and negative points that will produce a rating.

* The "Top rated" page will be changed for a "Top voted". In this page there will be 3 categories: "Best voted", "Controversial" and "Worst voted". "Best voted" will show the animations with the most positive point difference. That is, the positive points minus the negative points. "Controversial" will show animations that have a very similar amount of positive and negative points. "Worst rated" will show animations with the most negative point difference. In all cases all animations must have a minimum number of votes to appear and only 1 page per category will be displayed.

* Additional code to make it harder for a single user to rate an animation many times.

There will be a "equivalency" routine to ensure that the current votings on animations are not lost but instead are translated into the new rating system.

The Flipbook! website will be closed temporarly for a couple of hours at the chosen upgrade date. I will inform this date on the Flipbook! website when it has been scheduled.

Questions and comments, please send to flipbook@piterwilson.com

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ReBlogged by juan ospina on Jan 3, 2006 at 12:44 PM | Comments (6)

Flipbook! wins!

Ok. Anne is not here, so i have to do it myself and this is gonna sound like big self promotion but here it goes.

Flipbook! just won a grand prize at the Japan Media Arts Festival!

The english version is not up yet on the Japan Media Arts Festival festival website.

But if you can read japanese click here!


Thanx to all Flipbook! users!

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ReBlogged by juan ospina on Dec 16, 2005 at 07:12 PM | Comments (1)



Well, it's that annoying xmas time again kids! In the spirit of the hollydays we declare this as the Flipbook! of the week

If you are into xmas, check this out too!

Some people that were pretty good this week as well:

Corey and Doodle(look forward to his upcoming movie)

ANNOUNCEMENT: Ill be on break for a couple of days, so no Flipbook! of the week next week


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ReBlogged by juan ospina on Dec 16, 2005 at 12:50 PM | Comments (4)

Flipbook! of the week 2005.12.09


We at Flipbook! are big fans of anime, and as such we dedicate this week's Flipbook! of the week to all the people who tribute their favorite series on Flipbook!

Our personal favorite is this sample here, one of many Naruto tribute animations. It was the fist anime tribute we saw,

Naruto is not the only anime series to be "flipped". Other include "Full metal alchemist", "Sailor moon", "Dragon ball" and even my favorite all-time "Evangelion"

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ReBlogged by juan ospina on Dec 9, 2005 at 04:21 PM | Comments (0)

Staff's pick - Flipbook! of the week


Russian based "Yakushina" has made quite an impression on us this week with his surreal and playfull Flipbook! animations where everything is always floating and morphing.

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ReBlogged by juan ospina on Dec 2, 2005 at 11:21 AM | Comments (0)

Flipbook! of the week


When we started Flipbook! back in february, there was one person who would add some of the best animations i've seen so far on the website. Apparently she is a girl from Paris who went by the alias of "marie". Some time after, when we had our first misshap with the db , im sorry to say i lost over 2000 animations including all of hers.

Of course she was frustrated to have lost them and even wrote me an email about it, to wich i could only apologize and i still do.

To my surprise she used Flipbook! even after this, and she made some great animations signing them as "marie" form "paris" or more notably as "mariepomme".

Anyways, this Flipbook! entitled Sex with barbapapa is an example of what she does, short and sweet, humorous animations with a hint of what could be best described as french sexyness.

This is this week's Flipbook! of the week and i hope to see more from marie, whoever she is, wherever she is (Paris? i guess)

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ReBlogged by juan ospina on Nov 25, 2005 at 02:12 PM | Comments (11)

Staff's choice, Flipbook! of the week


The Flipbook! staff would like to salute Pinky, whoever he is, wherever he might be, for his great animation mr. mouse goes to work - part 1, this week's Flipbook! animation of the week. Mr Pinky with your brilliant animations you have brought much joy and warmth to our little Fabricante's hearts.

mr. mouse goes to work - part 1 is also available as a PDF

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ReBlogged by juan ospina on Nov 18, 2005 at 03:05 PM | Comments (4)