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Ray Harryhausen

May 14th, 2013 · No Comments · Filmmakers, Special effects, Stop motion animation

The recent passing of special effects animation master Ray Harryhausen has been widely noted. I must admit to having little to add to the many well-deserved hosannas. A disciple of Willis O’Brien, he was able to one up his mentor by gaining a measure of creative control that enabled him to produce a greater body […]

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Chief Serenbe

July 12th, 2011 · No Comments · Filmmakers, Harvey Deneroff, Stop motion animation, Student films

I usually don’t take notice of student films here, but I understandably am making an exception for Evan Curtis’ Chief Serenbe, made last year at the Savannah College of Art and Design — especially since it was made in f my graduate-level Media Theory class. (He has been in three of my classes and I […]

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Animation Filmmakers Who Like and Do Mocap

July 27th, 2010 · No Comments · Motion capture, Stop motion animation

My March 9th posting on motion capture, “Oh Motion Capture, What Art Thou?,” elicited an interesting comment from Vita Berezina-Blackburn, an animation specialist at Ohio State University, who finds motion capture to be closer to traditional puppetry than cel animation and wish there would be more films featuring experimental use of motion capture which has […]

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Fantastic Mr. Fox and the New Animation Paradigm

November 30th, 2009 · No Comments · Animation and live action, Filmmakers, Motion capture, Stop motion animation

… The idea was breathtaking. Picasso’s love for American comic strips was mentioned in Gertrude Stein’s book, The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas. He was now thinking about making an animated version of Don Quixote! Since he knew nothing about the intricate process of making animation, Picasso had left it up to his courtiers to […]

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Mary and Max in Atlanta

November 10th, 2009 · No Comments · Screenings, Stop motion animation

ASIFA-Atlanta will be hosting a special screening of Adam Elliot’s stop-motion feature Mary and Max at the Plaza Theatre, Wednesday Monday, November 16th, at 8:00pm. This is the much-anticipated followup to Elliot’s Oscar-winning short, Harvie Krumpet and has not yet been given a theatrical booking in the Atlanta area. The film was made available through […]

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SCAD Stop-Mo Films at Center for Puppetry Arts

October 2nd, 2009 · No Comments · Screenings, Stop motion animation

Atlanta’s Center for Puppetry Arts is presenting a program of “Stop Motion Films from the Savannah College of Art and Design” tomorrow, Saturday, October 3rd, at 8:00 pm. According to the Center, the program, curated by SCAD Professor Hal Miles features … a collection of award-winning stop motion animated short films created by students and […]

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