Today is the centenary of Ray Harryhausen's birth, so I've done a short animated tribute. Last time, for his 90th, I focussed on the Cyclops in 7th Voyage (Walking the Walk). This time I picked an iconic moment with Talos in Jason and the Argonauts. But as before, I wanted to do it slightly indirectly, without exactly making a Talos puppet. I meant to put my existing Skeleton and Cyclops puppets in as substitutes for Hylas and Hercules, but the cyclops was too small and had been modified, so I had to make a new one.
I know Angus Lamont has been doing a tribute as well, don't know if there are others. There were a lot of animators around the world doing them for Ray's 90th back in 2010, you can still find a few on Youtube by searching Harryhausen90.
Very nice tribute! But didn't Ray see himself more at the mercy of his creations and had himself carried off by a giant bird?
The surface gauge was a nice touch.
this has been such a cool film to see! such a good little story
Great job! Such a nice tribute.
Wonderful. Truly a colossus.
And yes..."It's just the pictures that got small". How true.
Man, I haven't seen a 'StopmoNick' short in a while. So fun seeing the ol' skeleton again.
Also, you did a wonderful job capturing Ray's likeness in that puppet!
Thank you, Santino!
I did Ray's head sculpt first, because I wasn't sure how I would go. If I couldn't get an adequate likeness, there was no point in doing the rest.
I did post a tiny little 1 minute film 3 months earlier, called Wolf Moon, but there was a long period before that when I didn't have anything new to post.