Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Georges Méliès, The First Cinemagician

Brain Pickings posted a great article today on the filmmaker Georges Méliès

melies"Earlier today, we looked at DJ Spooky’s exploration of the history of remix culture, in which he makes a passing mention of Georges Méliès — the seminal French filmmaker considered by many the father of special effects and referred to as “the first cinemagician.”

Read more: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2011/01/06/georges-melies/

Working in the late 1800s and early 1900s, Méliès pioneered techniques that are still among the most potent creative arsenal of today’s animators, from stop-motion to timelapse to dissolves to multiple exposures.






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