Model animation  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Model animation is a form of stop motion animation designed to merge with live action footage to create the illusion of a real-world fantasy sequence.

Works

Model animation was pioneered by Willis O'Brien, and it was first used in The Lost World (1925). His work also includes

Picking up the model animation baton from O'Brien, and refining the process further, introducing color and smoother animation, was his protégé, Ray Harryhausen. Assisting O'Brien in Mighty Joe Young in 1949, Harry went on to do model animation (and other special visual effects) on a series of feature length films, such as:

The third generation of model animators featured such notables as Jim Danforth, David Allen, and Phil Tippett.

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