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Date of Death: May 07, 2013
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Raymond Frederick "Ray" Harryhausen (born June 29, 1920) is an American visual effects creator, writer and producer. He created a brand of stop-motion model animation known as "Dynamation." Among his most notable works are his animation on Mighty Joe Young (with pioneer Willis O'Brien, which won the Academy Award for special effects) (1949), The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (his first color film) and Jason and the Argonauts, featuring a famous sword fight against seven skeleton warriors. Before the advent of computers for camera motion control and CGI, movies used a variety of approaches to achieve animated special effects. One approach was stop-motion animation which used realistic miniature models (more accurately called model animation), used for the first time in a feature film in The Lost World (1925), and most famously in King Kong (1933). The work of pioneer model animator Willis O'Brien in King Kong inspired Harryhausen to work in this unique field, almost single-handedly keeping the technique alive for three decades. While O'Brien's career floundered for most of his life – most of his cherished projects were never realized – Harryhausen achieved considerable success. Harryhausen

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  • krystal v avatar Apr-26-2017, 23:48:19

    # The Fantastic Films of Ray Harryhausen Legendary Monster Series 5 DVD Set https://t.co/2PGsZbu8c2 https://t.co/TNJkJyphUR

  • Zaroff Dante avatar Apr-26-2017, 22:24:34

    RT @41Strange: The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953) Directors: Ray Harryhausen, Eugène Lourié https://t.co/f2saYQ6k3F

  • PacificRim_bot avatar Apr-26-2017, 21:07:28

    This film is Dedicated to the memory of monster masters Ray Harryhausen and Ishiro Honda. この映画をモンスターマスター、レイ・ハリーハウゼン及び 本多猪四郎に捧げる

  • Scott Squires @vrla avatar Apr-26-2017, 21:01:47

    RT @agraphafx: Can we mention a lowly fellow named Ray Harryhausen here? Designed, built, animated, shot, slaved over this entire frame? #…

  • 3ATIVE.COM avatar Apr-26-2017, 20:45:58

    RT @agraphafx: Can we mention a lowly fellow named Ray Harryhausen here? Designed, built, animated, shot, slaved over this entire frame? #…

  • Bill Mudron avatar Apr-26-2017, 20:42:09

    RT @agraphafx: Can we mention a lowly fellow named Ray Harryhausen here? Designed, built, animated, shot, slaved over this entire frame? #…

  • johnnyB avatar Apr-26-2017, 20:41:23

    Can we mention a lowly fellow named Ray Harryhausen here? Designed, built, animated, shot, slaved over this entire… https://t.co/ryjt3yQuPJ

  • johnnyB avatar Apr-26-2017, 20:32:13

    RT @41Strange: The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953) Directors: Ray Harryhausen, Eugène Lourié https://t.co/f2saYQ6k3F

  • Thomas Perry avatar Apr-26-2017, 20:25:50

    RT @41Strange: The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953) Directors: Ray Harryhausen, Eugène Lourié https://t.co/f2saYQ6k3F

  • IRL R1DDLVR avatar Apr-26-2017, 20:25:16

    RT @41Strange: Ray Harryhausen's 'Little Red Riding Hood' (1949) https://t.co/wB14DV3kRo

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