Never Gonna Catch My Breath

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inkfromtheoctopus:

The Adventures of Prince Achmen.1926. German.The oldest surviving animated film in history.

Nonono, you don’t understand how AWESOME this movie is
because it’s not done by a big production firm, or someone with a name as big as Walt Disney, no
the writer and “mind” behind this film was a WOMAN
yes, my dear tumblr peeps, the very first trick animator in the world was a young German woman who had an idea, and enough friends and time to make a feature-length animated film. And it took her three years
because the way this movie (and some shorter works she actually did before Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed) are done is really, really complex. You see those leaves, and the hair of the figures? Yes.
That’s hand-cut paper.
Lotte Reiniger - that’s her name, my friends - always loved the art beind the Chinese shadow puppetry, and after she heard a lecture by Paul Wegener (famous vor the early movies Der Golem and Der Student von Prag) about the possibilites of animated movies, she wanted to combine these two things.
And guys, how she combined it…
Most of the puppets and scenerey she made all by herself. Her friends set up a special table that was lighted from underneath, and in the later movies she would even change the colours of the background mid-scene to change the atmosphere. Above it was a camera, shooting photos of the scenes that she moved milimetre for milimetre for those 16 pictures per second she needed for her movie.
Which makes Die Abenteuer von Prinz Achmed not only the first animated feature-length movie not lost, but also the first stop-motion movie.

inja-y-ddraig:

inkfromtheoctopus:

The Adventures of Prince Achmen.
1926. German.
The oldest surviving animated film in history.

Nonono, you don’t understand how AWESOME this movie is

because it’s not done by a big production firm, or someone with a name as big as Walt Disney, no

the writer and “mind” behind this film was a WOMAN

yes, my dear tumblr peeps, the very first trick animator in the world was a young German woman who had an idea, and enough friends and time to make a feature-length animated film. And it took her three years

because the way this movie (and some shorter works she actually did before Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed) are done is really, really complex. You see those leaves, and the hair of the figures? Yes.

That’s hand-cut paper.

Lotte Reiniger - that’s her name, my friends - always loved the art beind the Chinese shadow puppetry, and after she heard a lecture by Paul Wegener (famous vor the early movies Der Golem and Der Student von Prag) about the possibilites of animated movies, she wanted to combine these two things.

And guys, how she combined it…

Most of the puppets and scenerey she made all by herself. Her friends set up a special table that was lighted from underneath, and in the later movies she would even change the colours of the background mid-scene to change the atmosphere. Above it was a camera, shooting photos of the scenes that she moved milimetre for milimetre for those 16 pictures per second she needed for her movie.

Which makes Die Abenteuer von Prinz Achmed not only the first animated feature-length movie not lost, but also the first stop-motion movie.

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Faire Play: Barbie-Compatible 3D Printed Medieval Armor

Years ago, I had the Barbie Astronaut outfit (it was one of about three Barbie outfits I owned; I was more of a ‘Jane West’ and the Best of the West girl.) I also had a Marx ‘Silver Knight’ and his armored steed.

Barbie in full plate, even as a fan item.This would be fun to make happen.

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fakedean:

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raggedybutt:

lumos5001:

IS THIS SERIOUSLY FREAKING HAPPENING!!! I MEAN I HAVE HEARD RUMORS BUT ADKLSJDAKLJDASLJLKDJF…. IDK IF I WANNA GET EXCITED FOR THIS OR NOT!!! [x]

I’M HYPERVENTILATING

OMYGOD THIS IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING I’M CRYING

Just leaving this here

Let’s hope Moffat will keep his hands off this

Does anyone know how to do 60 seconds worth of internet research?

This is NOT an official BBC item. It’s a Kickstarter Fan project with really high hopes. That’s not a bad thing at all, and I wish them all success, but so far it does not appear to be “approved by the BBC.” An interview on BBC radio does not mean the project is green-lighted.

Does anyone not directly connected with the project have any more concrete information?

(Sorry for the skepticism; I have family that work television, print and internet over three major Canadian media outlets. (I’m the black sheep of the family; I work for a bank (gasp, the horror) as a project manager.) So I am at least aware of the challenges in bringing a series such as this to fruition.)

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Movin' On Up - Chapter 6: Our House...

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delphinecormier05 asked: Hey, I don't want to sound like I'm pressuring you or whatever, I suppose you've been busy with your life or writer's block has struck, but I'd want to know if The Dragon's Heart series is still going on, if you're working on it. Sorry for bothering you, and thanks in advance! :)

We’re rolling out a new piece of software at work, and I’ve been telling a team of twenty four trainers where to go across Canada, making sure our branches and users get the information they need to switch to the new program, getting expenses get reimbursed, and ensuring training materials get shipped in time.

It’s great fun, but leaves little time or energy for writing, at least for the first month and a half.

However, The Dragon’s Heart series is very dear to me, and is progressing slowly. There was a bit of writer’s block; this first section is mostly set up for future stories, but it’s starting to flow nicely now. How nicely? Well, hang in there about another hour or so, and a new chapter will be up. I carved off a piece at a logical break so I can post something;  the chapter was running on again and needed to be broken up anyway…

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amelia-e-grey:

basedgosh:

family parties taught me that the YMCA song is the #1 way to control white people for three minutes

being white i can confirm this

Surprisingly, I’ve had first hand experience that it works with Japanese people (in Japan) as well!

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