Archive for the Miscellania Category

Happy Birthday Lon Chaney, Jr.

Posted in Miscellania with tags on February 10, 2018 by MONSTERMINIONS

Pictured here in High Noon (1952).

Happy Birthday Jules Verne!

Posted in Miscellania on February 8, 2018 by MONSTERMINIONS

RIP Chief Wahoo (1948-2019)

Posted in Miscellania with tags on January 30, 2018 by MONSTERMINIONS

RIP Greta Thyssen

Posted in Miscellania, RIP with tags on January 13, 2018 by MONSTERMINIONS

Snowsaur

Posted in Miscellania with tags on December 11, 2017 by MONSTERMINIONS

Fleischer Animation Process

Posted in 3-D, Miscellania with tags , , , on November 26, 2017 by MONSTERMINIONS

Here’s a figure excerpted from Max Fleischer’s Patent #2,054,414 for the stereoptic process. This begets a weird quasi-3D effect seen in many of the Fleischer cartoons in the 1930’s (e.g. Dancing on the Moon (1935) and several old Popeye shorts). Items No. 27, 33 and 34 are not fans, but color wheels for changing the mood of an animation scene. Note there are up to 5 planes behind the animation cell. Disney studios’ Bill Garity and Roger Broggie later advanced (copied?) the concept by developing the “multiplane camera” put to extensive use in Bambi (1942).

RIP Pääkallo (Yellow Mask)

Posted in Miscellania, RIP with tags , on November 13, 2017 by MONSTERMINIONS

Afterpulse is no more. One of the better 1PS apps has run its course.