The Multiplane Camera, an invention ahead of its time. While today, we enjoy full 3D renders of animated films like Toy Story and Wall-E, the classics never had the opportunity of being near a computer, yet they were still made great with it’s own special kind of technology. Camera movement was all that mattered. With these type of machines, animators and camera men were able to pull off parallax effects, depth of field, 3-D, and some sense of reality in animations. The outcome is just phenomenal . Frame by Frame, each cartoon was made with style.
How I would love to participate in the making of an animation film. It’s kinda like a childhood dream. Though, the old process requires a lot of patience. Check out the making of Duet to see how Gleen Keane pulled it off. It’s just insane.