Working With Dinosaurs, The Stop-Motion World of Ray Harryhausen was a half-hour programme about Ray's work broadcast on the UK's Channel 4 in 1999. Ray actually animated one of his skeletons in the show, his first animation since Clash of the Titans! It has never, to my knowledge, been either repeated on TV or released on DVD. I recorded it on VHS at the time and digitised it a few years ago.
A couple of days ago I sent a friend the avi file (which is 488Mb) via WeTransfer. You can also download it from WeTransfer via this link if you wish to have it:
The file will remain on WeTransfer's server until 23 May, upon which they will then delete it.
Thanks, I just downloaded this. Never saw or heard of it before, so I would have completely missed it if you hadn't posted it here!
What a marvelous docu, McTodd. Thanks so much for sharing!
This is really special ... especially now. What a treat to see Uncle Ray working on one of his signature pieces. What caught me was the intensity in his face while animating.
I've downloaded and saved it to my collection.
Thanks ... jbd
Thanks a lot for sharing. Always great to see the master at work.
It was really cool to see Ray interacting with his own stop-motion puppet.
Thank you so much for offering this. I really liked it.
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Also, thanks everyone for your comments.
Thanks for posting. It was great to see Ray at work. I am a bit confused about the banter at the end where Ray seemed surprised that there was film in the camera. I am guessing there was a video camera off screen recording each frame of animation. Maybe Ray thought, or was led to believe that the film camera was just a prop. The composite elements of Ray with the skeleton looked like it was all done on video (strange they did not add any background, showing only the blue screen). This leads me to think that we did not see what that film camera recorded. Hopefully Ray's estate will release some posthumous surprises.
Thank you so much McTodd for sharing this! I loved it! Interesting that Joe Dante says '....we've seen the end of stop motion...!' Well, I guess... little did he know'.
Glad you all liked it! Anyone else who wants to download it, let me know and I'll post it again.
I am sorry I missed this, if you could repost the link I would appreciate it.