Dinosaurs, Dragons & Drama

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Dinosaurs, Dragons & Drama: The Odyssey of a Trickfilmmaker by Jim Danforth

CD-Book – Archive Editions – 2011

This is the story of visual effects artist Jim Danforth’s journey from a childhood in rural areas of the Midwest to the soundstages of Hollywood and London, and how a shy boy with no inside contacts managed to fulfill his dream of working in The Movies.

Volume One includes:

Jim’s work with Art Clokey, the creator of Gumby

Jim’s feature film stop-motion animation assignments on:
Jack the Giant Killer
The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm
7 Faces of Dr. Lao
It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
(and others)

Jim’s involvement with the creation of the Pillsbury Doughboy

Volume One concludes with a detailed account of Danforth’s challenging assignment as designer, director, and animator of the visual effects for the Hammer Films production of When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth.

For more information on this CD-Book and its format, take a look at the Archive Editions site.


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