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Last month my best friend and I took a trip to Japan, I’ve been home for just over a week now. Everything about this trip was so inspiring for me, especially our trip to the Studio Ghibli Museum in Mitaka.
In the museum one of my favorite things was the multiplane scenes from multiple Ghibli movies.

In the box is 4 plates of glass each bit of glass has it’s own part of the image attached giving it a pretty nifty effect.

This piece is still in the works! I want to go back in and add some more trees and smaller details before I attach the pieces to the glass. I will also be making a more permanent frame and i’m not sure how I will but also want to add lights into in as my iphone and ipod are currently lighting it in this photo..

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Walt Disney - The MultiPlane Camera

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Making of ‘the Bear and the Hare’ TV ad

I didn’t know they did it like THIS, it really paid off because the thing is beautiful

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My Multiplane pan! This thing was big, I think it was 30 inches tall. This is like the set up for my action analysis.

Popeye Meets Ali Baba’s Forty Thieves was produced while Fleischer competitor Walt Disney was entering the final months of production on his first animated feature, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. It made full use of Fleischer Studios‘s multiplane camera, which they had been experimenting with for some time. Disney had just released The Old Mill, their first 3-D cartoon, and were advertising their upcoming Snow White as multiplanal as well. As such, advertising for “Forty Thieves” accented the fact that it was 3-dimensional. It was released just weeks before the seasonal Los Angeles premiere of Snow White and was essentially the only animated competition for the feature.

This is the SE.2a, or Compton-Wing Aeroplane. Developed in 1910 by Sir George Comstock Compton of Sussex, the multiple wings were designed to increase the amount of lifting power, as well as provide the aircraft with “increased manoeuvrability”. Adopted by the Royal Flying Corps as a reconnaissance aircraft in 1912, it served well until the time came for it to actually fly.

Shortly after that, it was relegated to auxiliary duty, and was later used as a target tug.

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Walt Disney explains his invention of the Multiplane Animation Camera in 1957 one the the most advanced tool ever made in the field of animation until the introduction of the computer. 

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A short animation experiment for workshop class, using ink, shot with multi plane camera. 1/03/2015

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Precursor to AE and Photoshop’s ‘Layers’ feature.. pretty incredible

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Walt Disney’s MultiPlane Camera (Filmed: Feb. 13, 1957)