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‘Indiana Jones & Temple of Doom’ (1983) Nikon F3 SLR camera modification

July 3, 2015

Long before digital photography, compact cameras, & CGI, in Temple of Doom, the stop motion special effects were shot with a modified Nikon F3 SLR still camera. This camera uses real 35mm film. At the time, this was innovative because one could not use point of view stop motion scenes using a large & bulky 35mm Mitchell movie camera.

'Indiana Jones & the Temple of Doom' (1983) – Modification of Nikon F3 SLR for the Stop Motion special…

Posted by Stop Motion Works on Friday, July 3, 2015

‘Indiana Jones & Temple of Doom’ (1983) Nikon F3 SLR camera modification

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‘The Terminator’ (1984) Retrospective … continued …

June 29, 2015

IMO, this is one of the better & concise overviews of ‘The Terminator’. It is not special effects technical for us FX geeks, but instead, mostly about the film as a whole. However, it does generally mentions the special effects and especially gives positive credit to the brief Stop Motion effects ….

'The Terminator' (1984) Retrospective … continued ….
IMO, this is one of the better & concise overviews of 'The…

Posted by Stop Motion Works on Sunday, June 28, 2015

‘The Terminator’ (1984) Retrospective … continued …

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The Making of ‘The Terminator’ (1984)

June 28, 2015

This is from a 1992 & 2001 retrospective from a few Terminator DVD special editions. Unfortunately, NO MENTION of the actual Stop Motion Terminator Endo-skeleton which IMO, gave the robotic character the final illusionary touch of surreal-reality ….

The Making of 'The Terminator' (1984) This is from a 1992 & 2001 retrospective from a few Terminator DVD special…

Posted by Stop Motion Works on Saturday, June 27, 2015

The Making of ‘The Terminator’ (1984)

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‘Chuck Steel: Raging Balls of Steel Justice’ (2017)

June 17, 2015

Ever since ‘The Boxtrolls’, the last, somewhat mainstream stop motion feature, it seems to have been somewhat quiet out there? Well, to my pleasant surprise this seems to be a sleeper which I was not aware of ….

'Chuck Steel : Raging Balls of Steel Justice' (2017)Ever since 'The Boxtrolls', the last, somewhat mainstream stop…

Posted by Stop Motion Works on Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Chuck Steel: Raging Balls of Steel Justice

Topics: Films - Shorts - Animation, Puppet Animation, Stop Motion | No Comments »

Original Jurassic Park Legacy, ushering in of CGI

June 16, 2015

Original 1993 ‘Jurassic Park: Of Digital Input Device / Stop Motion, Puppetry & Animatronics, and ushering in of CGI and its later eventual dominance of special effects
An excerpt/quote from article ….

Original 1993 'Jurassic Park: Of Digital Input Device / Stop Motion, Puppetry & Animatronics, and ushering in of CGI and…

Posted by Stop Motion Works on Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Original Jurassic Park 1993, ushering in of CGI

Topics: Films - Shorts - Animation, Special Effects, Stop Motion | 2 Comments »

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