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Meister Ray Harryhausen – In Time Lapse

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

This is a video clip briefly showing Ray Harryhausen from around 1999. At that time, he was already retired for many years. For a television documentary, he provided this demonstration. The video time lapse is looped so that it repeats. When Ray animated … computer Animation Frame Grabbers did NOT exist! The only animation tools [...]

George Lucas Criticizes today’s ‘Circus’ movies

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Way back in time before many of you were born, or you were just mere children … the original ‘Stars Wars’ movie is often given credit for jump-starting the ’special effects’ emphasis in the category of the B-Movie genre of Fantasy, Science Fiction, which includes futuristic, dystopian, apocalyptic, mythological themes, high action [...]

GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE – Ray Harryhausen was the FIRST?

Monday, January 26th, 2015

I am not certain if I may have possibly just created a new ‘film trivia factoid’ about this? Stop Motion Works did some searching and we could not find any bloggers, cinema historians, or articles spotlighting or documenting this ….
“60 years ago, Ray Harryhausen may have been the FIRST in the MOVIES, where the iconic [...]

Young Harryhausen’s – ‘Evolution of the World’ Brontosaurus Armature (1938-40)

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

This is a cool revelation, thanks to The Ray & Diana Harryhausen Foundation … After about 76 years we are finally able to examine a detailed photo of one of Ray Harryhausen’s early armatures used when he was just a young 17-18 years of age. The youthful Ray at that time, teaching himself stop motion [...]

Willis O’Brien Feud with Herbert M. Dawley

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

How’s that for a  ’sordid’ headline?

An article upcoming in Cinefex magazine about Willis O’Brien and Herbert M. Dawley.  This magazine has been around since 1980. Years ago, ever since Cinefex covered mostly mainstream movies and the predominate CGI special effects, I unsubscribed to it many, many moons ago. I still have early original hardcopy [...]

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