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A Lovely Conversation About Stop-Motion Animation
The National Galleries of Scotland has an exhibition on the brilliant Ray Harryhausen through Christmas. I have always been fascinated by stop-motion and still regret not pursung it as a career (although breaking in would have been extremely difficult when I was younger). I made several poorly animated films when I was younger using everything from Play-Doh to clay and stop-motion armatures assembled out of wood. The NGS recently featured a nice discussion with Peter Lord (animator, co-founder of Aardman Animations) about stop-motion and Ray Harryhausen. Stop-motion is experiencing a bit of a rennaisance thanks to recent films by Aardman, Laika, and others.
I found a nice tribute to Ray Harryhausen by the California Film Institute. It's nice to see Academy Award-winning effects artists such as Dennis Muren and Phll Tippet identify Ray as their inspriation.