The Innovations of Fleischer Studios
Besides changing the face of animation by bringing the world the invention of the Rotoscope, as well as the concept and animation technique of "Follow the Bouncing Ball" sing-alongs, Max Fleischer and his studio also pioneered a revolutionary technique in animation, known as the “Stereoptical Process”.
In this process, a circular, 3-D model of a background - a diorama - is built to the scale of the animation cells. It allowed for a spectacular sense of depth and dimension, long before Ub Iwerks came up with the Multiplane. Within the model setup, the animation cells could be placed at varying levels from the scenery, and even between objects, so that foreground elements could pass in front of them, adding to the dimensional effect. It was an effective method for panning and tracking shots, which would require a turn of the table with each photographed cell of animation.
The process was used in many of the studio’s cartoons, particularly in their longer, “two-reel” shorts, such as Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor (1936), Popeye the Sailor Meets Ali Baba’s Forty Thieves (1937), and Betty Boop in Poor Cinderella (1934) - the only color (albeit in two-strip Cinecolor), theatrical cartoon ever made starring the iconic animated songstress, which features her as a redhead!
So interesting :D
depression is when you don’t really care about anything
anxiety is when you care too much about everything
and having both is just like whatHaving both is staying in bed because you don’t want to go to school and then panicking because you don’t want to fail. Having both is wanting to go see your friends so you don’t lose them all, then staying home in bed because you don’t want to make the effort. Having both is insanely hard and sucks to deal with.
Here it is! The complete set of Dogtors! This will be available as a print as well as each Dogtor individually. I’ll be at Megacon and Florida Supercon. I’ll also be listing things on etsy; follow my facebook page to stay up to date with that! www.facebook.com/christiecoxart
I’ll continue to post the Dogtors individually as well!
“I think the destiny of all men is not to sit in the rubble of their own making but to reach out for an ultimate perfection which is to be had. At the moment, it is a dream. But as of the moment we clasp hands with our neighbor, we build the first span to bridge the gap between the young and the old. At this hour, it’s a wish. But we have it within our power to make it a reality. If you want to prove that God is not dead, first prove that man is alive." - Rodman E. “Rod” Serling
This hit me like a ton of bricks. I’m still feeling a little nauseous after this realization.
This is a wonderful presentation. I just had to add these:
Don’t ever let anyone tell you that gender egalitarianism isn’t possible among humans, or that our species’ “natural” state is one of gender oppression.
Causal reminder that fields of study like anthropology have been heavily influenced by the ideology of the patriarchal, heterosexist white supremacist power structure.
"Forced sexual intercourse is almost unheard of because of the respect females command and because the taboo is so strong”
I study archaeology and androcentrism has always been a huge problem within the subject that is slowly being eroded thanks to sub disciplines like feminist archaeology. ”Man the hunter” is such an old fashioned and frankly outdated view of prehistoric hominins. Recently, cave art of handprints were studied from ancient caves and found to be those of women, which caused an uproar amongst the dinosaurs who just assumed they were done by men! There is quite a bit of evidence for a more equal and compassionate society among early modern humans and even Neanderthals based on muscular trauma and stress evidenced on the skeletons which have shown that men and women were undertaking around the same amount of manual labour, and evidence of groups looking after disabled individuals (possibly because this led to them being viewed as special and important). So yeah, don’t imprint your bigoted views onto early prehistory ok!
Reblogging because there’s a lot of great information here, but I have one quibble: you can’t necessarily put a low AIDS rate among the Ju’Hoansi down to female sexual autonomy. If there was all kinds of sexual coercion *within* the tribe and a strong taboo on sex with anyone *outside* the tribe, you’d have the same result.
It’s a good bet that they’re having sex without condoms at least sometimes if they’re continuing to procreate. I’d be really interested to know whether they’re deliberately deciding when to forgo condoms in order to get pregnant. Hunter-gatherer women tend to have three or four years between births even without practicing deliberate birth control, because of low bodyfat and lactational amenorrhea.