The legacy of Willis O’Brien is that he remains one of the most important figures in the history of motion picture special effects. He was a true pioneer that forever changed the motion picture industry. Among his greatest contributions was his innovative and amazing work with stop motion animation. This method entailed filming a small model frame by frame as minor movements on the model were made prior to snapping a new frame. When played at full speed, this would present the image of the model moving as if it were a living being.
The 1925 film The Lost World Read the rest of this entry »