The Forum – building layout

see previous post:   https://pullingarabbitoutofahat.com/animation-the-forum/the-forum-camden-town-london/   Entry to the building was off Camden St.  A commissionaire sat at a small desk as security.  The production initially had two floors of the building, but expanded quickly to occupy the 3rd, 4th, and 5th floors.  As people were hired, they sat whether there …

Roy Naisbitt – technical layout artist extraordinaire

Roy Naisbitt’s specialty was technical animation.  He worked on ‘2001: A Space Odyssey‘ (1968).  Richard Williams Animation was doing the title sequence for ‘Charge of the Light Brigade‘ at the time and he needed somebody to animate a paddle-wheel ship engine.  His cameraman, Ted Gerald, was a water polo colleague of …

Bloopers and Cutting-Room Floor

Animated films are developed through an iterative process of screenwriting and storyboarding.  Scenes may be storyboarded – and may even go as far as pencil tests of the animation -and later deleted as the story evolves.  ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ is famous for its deleted scenes.  Ward Kimball …