The Ray Harryhausen died at the age of 92. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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Visual effects artist and author who created a new form of stop-motion model animation called “Dynamation.” He was known for such movies as “The 7th Voyage of Sinbad” from 1958 and “Jason and the Argonauts from 1963.
He was of German ancestry, born to Martha L. and Frederick W. Harryhausen. He was married to Diana Livingstone Bruce from 1963 until his death in 2013.
I prefer to work alone and do everything alone, even today.
I had to learn to do everything because I couldn’t find another kindred soul. Now you see eighty people listed doing the same things I was doing by myself.
I know pretty well in the broad sense what I’m going to do, because I have to know that when we shoot the live-action, so that it’ll synchronize. Then I know pretty well when I get to the animation stage, what that scene requires.
Many times I felt like I’d do better than what the director did, but some of them got a little discouraged because they didn’t have full charge of making the film, and sometimes there’d be battles of egos.
So our films had a lot more to them than entertainment value, and I’m glad that a lot of people recognize that now. People realize now the value of them as educational.