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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.

Happy 91st Julie Adams!

Posted in Horror, Miscellania with tags , on October 18, 2017 by MONSTERMINIONS

Clown Drinking a PBR

Posted in CONS, Miscellania with tags , , on October 1, 2017 by MONSTERMINIONS

IPhone 6s+

RIP Cassini Probe

Posted in Miscellania with tags on September 15, 2017 by MONSTERMINIONS

13 years of data. You served science well!

Happy Birthday Herbert Lom

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

It’s Herbert Lom’s birthday. 1917-2012.