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.
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 ….
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 ….
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 ….
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 ….