“Conflict”

Ultimately, these two fight for a dumb reason and it ends poorly for both of them.

(Just as a heads up, this is not all fan base. Yes I like shonen anime (a.k.a Dragonball Z), but I wanted this to be a bit random and clearly not humanly possible. The sound effects are a blend of different sound effect layers, each with multiple effects.)

Rough Idea:

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Yes I know I spelled “end” wrong 😛

Ray Harryhausen: Stop Motion

One of the most renown stop motion artists, Ray Harryhausen, has done many animations over the years. Some examples of his work include: Clash of the Titans (1981), Jason and the Argonauts (1963), Mighty Joe Young (1949), The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958), and The Beast From 20,000 fathoms (1953). The style in which he animates is quite advanced, or at least was at the time; however, he managed to continue to grow and animate well in every movie.

Harryhausen used many techniques to animate. One of the most noted styles of animation he chose to do was quite difficult during this time period where there were no editing programs to help assist in his work. This style of animation included setting up a camera with real life footage on it, which played against a translucent screen that was set up behind the stop motion area. He would also have a camera pointing toward the stop motion area from the front, where there would be a glass screen in which he painted things on, like foreground items (Figure 1). This idea is known as Dynamation. He would match the motion of the model he was using with the actions of the footage, enabling him to sync up both footage together in a smooth motion. This can be seen in the film, Jason and the Argonauts (1963), when the skeletons are battling the soldiers.

 

Along with Dynamation, Harryhausen also messed around with objects inside the foreground. He would sometimes arrange an object to affect the way the characters are viewed. An example of this can be seen in the film Jason and the Argonauts (1963), as well as the unreleased film Evolution (1940). In Jason and the Argonauts, the soldiers jumped up onto a ledge. The skeletons did shortly after. This shows that the ledge was actually an object place in the foreground that the figures could interact with. In Evolution, there is a scene where a dinosaur walks over the a stream. This stream is real running water water that is placed behind the other foreground objects. With that said, Harryhausen used mostly puppets and figurines to create such pieces of work. He would sculpt or create these figures with the intent to be able to morph and or move them fluently. Some of his figures had joints that could move independently from one another. His more intricate figures can be seen in Jason and the Argonauts; the skeletons. Most of these things that Harryhausen did could not be done in traditional films, and he even created his own style, which is known above as Dynamation.

References:

Evolution (1940)

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Jason and the Argonauts (1963)

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Evolution (1940)

– How the shots were taken & what Harryhausen did to put things in his film

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Jason and the Argonauts (1963)

– Figure interaction with wall

[Figure 1]

Skeleton-fight

 

Links:

http://www.harryhausen.com/

 

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