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    Willis O'Brien technical drawings and artwork for "Range O'Vision" camera concept. Willis O'Brien technical drawings and artwork for "Range O'Vision" camera concept. As one of cinema's founding fathers of modern special effects, Willis O'Brien all but invented stop-motion animation. As an innovator, it was often necessary to create new technologies to support developing techniques in filmmaking. Here is a collection of (11) hand-rendered Willis O'Brien concept sketches and diagrams for a proposed "Range O'Vision" camera. Including (4) technical drawings of the camera, base, aspect ratio, curved screen and with notes, in part: "The camera movements are registered on two films, pan and tilt. These films control the movements of the projector electronically, duplicating those of the camera". The camera was developed to shoot live-action against projected matte backgrounds. Full-color (7) sketches of panoramic scenes including western and cityscapes with framing diagrams superimposed. From Willis O'Brien's personal collection. Panels are accomplished (2) on 14.5 x 11 in. artist leaf and (13) on 14.5 x 11 in. artist leaf. In vintage good condition.

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