Friday, May 10, 2013

See Ray Harryhausen and Ralph McQuarrie Meet For the First Time

Friday, May 10, 2013 - by Maurice Mitchell 0


See a tribute photo of Ray Harryhausen and Ralph McQuarrie by concept artist Star Wars concept artist Doug Chiang that he shared on Facebook.Three legends of the industry together at the same time.

Ralph McQuarrie (left), Doug Chiang (center) and Ray Harryhausen (right)

"Truly sad day. Here I am seeing my heroes Ralph [McQuarrie] and Ray Harryhausen meeting for the first time. RIP Ray." - Doug Chiang

This week we lost another film great. Raymond Frederick "Ray" Harryhausen died on May 7, 2013.

He was an American visual effects creator, writer, and producer from California who lived in London, England. He created a form of stop-motion model animation known as "Dynamation."

He worked on Mighty Joe Young, with Willis H. O'Brien, which won the Academy Award for special effects in 1949. His most memoreable films were The 7th Voyage of Sinbad and Jason and the Argonauts, featuring a famous sword fight against seven skeletons.

Doug Chiang started out as a stop-motion artist for Pee Wee's Playhouse, so he probably has a special place in his heart for stop-motion animation.

See more of Doug Chiang's work at dchiang.com Ralph McQuarrie's portfolio at RalphMcQuarrie.com and Ray Harryhausen's work at RayHarryhausen.com

Do you remember the great Harryhausen?

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