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Q-Dog Tue Nov 22, 2016 8:23 pm

67ctbug wrote: The first completely computer generated film,Toy Story, premiers in 1995.
Now, all films are computer generated, kind of sad don't you think...

Well, not ALL movies are computer generated! There are still LOTS of movies being shot with cameras. And even though digital cameras have computers in them, they are still cameras that capture images.

(Sorry, I spent way too many hours behind movie cameras to not comment about this.)

Malokin Martin Tue Nov 22, 2016 8:46 pm

67ctbug wrote: Now, all films are computer generated, kind of sad don't you think...

Sorry to run off-topic, but you should check out the history of "The Secret of Nimh" if you're interested in an animation backstory at the end of the golden era of drawing based animation. It's a very cool read. It was one of the last mainstream fully drawn animation feature films. A labor of love in a way as it was extremely time intensive (after they stopped doing this kind of thing) and they ultimately didn't get paid much. The producers, including Bluth, actually mortgaged their houses to get it made.

A fitting beginning of the end by a few old guard animators that was ironically outside of Disney.

67ctbug Wed Nov 23, 2016 3:24 am

Oh I know that movies are still being shot with camera. I just meant that they almost always use animation from a computer for special effects instead of making small little props and using those. I'll take Back to the Future for example. They had a flying delorean, in most of the scenes they used a small little model of it on fishing wire. Nowadays, they'd just animate it most likely. Same with parts of the first 3 (4,5,6) Star Wars. They made models of the Milenium Falcon and shot them moving it along a blue screen. I wasn't trying to say that all films are computer generated, more that most almost always use it for parts of it.

Q-Dog Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:25 am

Speaking of movie models. One of the gentlemen who built the original Star Trek enterprise model occasionally posts in the fiberglass/dune buggy forum here on TheSamba! That model is now in the Smithsonian.

I just heard about a film called "Loving Vincent" about artist Vincent Van Gogh. It is the first animated and completely had painted feature length film. 64,000 or so hand painted canvases that took a few years to paint and then photograph each canvas to create the animation.

67ctbug Wed Nov 23, 2016 12:05 pm

Both of those things are awesome! Especially the fact that it's in the
Smithsonion! 64,000 hand painted canvasses :shock: I can't imagine having that much patience.

BSQUARE Thu Nov 24, 2016 2:00 pm

In 1859, "On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection" by Charles Darwin was published.

TDCTDI Sat Nov 26, 2016 7:20 pm

On this day in 1922, Howard Carter & Lord Carnarvon enter King Tuts tomb.

Glenn Sun Nov 27, 2016 3:20 pm

Bruce Lee 11/27/1940

Jimi Hendrix 11/27/1942

Zundfolge1432 Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:37 am

1964 the shangra las release " leader of the pack".

1994 Jeffrey dahmer killed in prison.

Zundfolge1432 Tue Nov 29, 2016 4:58 am

1975 silver convention scores a #1 hit with the song "Fly Robin Fly"

Zundfolge1432 Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:23 pm

1965 Ralph Nader's "Unsafe At Any Speed" hits the bookstores.

1989 Aileen Wurnos Americas first female serial killer kills first victim.

Sharing birth dates today G. Gordon Liddy, Abbie Hoffman, Billie Idol, Sam Clements.

TDCTDI Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:58 am

In 1955, Rosa Parks is arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white man on a bus.

In 1824, congress decides the outcome of the election after none of the presidential hopefuls win the electoral college.

In 1913, Henry Ford starts his assembly line.

In 1940, Richard Pryor is born & 1945, Bette Midler is born.

slave1pilot Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:15 pm

On this day in 1989, Clark Griswold was trying to get 25,000 imported Italian twinkle lights to work. :D

"National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" was released in theaters

Zundfolge1432 Fri Dec 02, 2016 4:47 am

2001 Enron files for bankruptcy, 1993 Pablo Ecobar dies.

TDCTDI Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:06 am

"The Italian navigator has landed in the new world" was the message to Roosevelt in 1942 after Enrico Fermi initiates & controls the first nuclear reaction at the University of Chicago.

67ctbug Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:37 am

Today in 1965 The Beatles released "In My Life".

Zundfolge1432 Sun Dec 04, 2016 6:56 am

1993 Frank Zappa dead at 52, 1976 Bob Marley survives assassination attempt. 1980 Led Zeppelin disbands following the death of John Bonham.
1965 National Council of Churches asks the US to halt bombing in North Vietnam.

Zundfolge1432 Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:01 am

1933 prohibition ends..... 1945 squadron of 5 Navy planes disappear into Bermuda Triangle.

slave1pilot Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:34 pm

1872 The "Mary Celeste" was discovered adrift at sea with it's entire crew missing after leaving Italy on NOV 5th. The ship was in perfect order and well stocked with food and supplies. No sign of foul play or trouble was found.

1901 Walt Disney was born

Zundfolge1432 Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:00 am

1973 Gerald Ford sworn in as VP. 1969 Rolling Stones, Altamont, you know what happened.

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