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We chat with Jose Vazquez about Clash of the Titans, Ray Harryhausen’s other stop-motion creature films, Roy Arbogast’s work on the shark for Jaws and other physical effects, and experience the prehistoric comedy, Caveman. We also interview special guest Ed Marsh about the stop motion techniques in Chicken Run, and discuss the current state (and the future) of 3D movies.

Detailed show notes below…

About The Optical

Host Mark Boszko takes you on a journey back through the annals of Cinefex magazine, talking about the movies and topics they covered 30+ years ago. We talk to people involved in the films, people who make movies, and people who love movies, and have a fun time doing it.

Cinefex 5

Cover of Cinefex 5

Special thanks to Cinefex for access to these out-of-print back issues.

Even though these are out of print, you can now download and read along with Issue 5 — and every other back issue of Cinefex — in the Cinefex iPad App. Download the free iPad app now!

Special Guest:
Ed W. Marsh

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Filmmaker, and Stereoscopic Supervisor on several recent films



Cinefex — The journal of cinematic illusions.

and Jose Vazquez

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Jose Vazquez, fan of Ray Harryhausen, and lover of Caveman

Research Materials

More Bits

Ray Harryhausen / Clash of the Titans

Ed Marsh / The State of 3D

Roy Arbogast / Caveman

Musical Guest:
Digital Droo

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