Yesterday's epic skeleton battle scene in Game of Thrones

For the special effects nerd in me this was the coolest scene in yesterday's Game of Thrones' finale. Not because it was particularly brilliant, but because it reminded me of Ray Harryhausen and his skeletons in Jason and the Argonauts. WARNING: THIS CLIP CONTAINS A MAJOR SPOILER. » 6/16/14 8:02pm 6/16/14 8:02pm

The Father of Stop-Motion Animation Shows Off His Pre-CG Movie Monsters

Jurassic Park was one of the last nails in the coffin for stop-motion animation—a special effects technique that had brought dinosaurs to the silver screen almost 50 years ago. But before the advent of computer graphics it was considered the cutting edge of visual effects, thanks to the work of a man named Ray… » 9/26/12 2:20pm 9/26/12 2:20pm