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Camera shots and angles in Chuck Jones's work
« on: December 20, 2014, 09:26:08 pm »
NOTE: Sheesh, as originally posted, the pictures never wanted to show on any two computers. So I'm just going to link to them instead. Sorry for any inconvenience!

As this post by Thad Komorowski points out, one particularly unique trait of Chuck Jones's (borrowed from Frank Tashlin) was to use different shots and angles, a technique more reminiscent of live-action than most animation. It creates a cinematic atmosphere unmatched by the typical horizontal plane.

In addition to the wonderful pictures in the post above, here is, from Mark Mayerson's blog, an angle from "Bear Feat":

And since the clip of Frigid Hare in Mr. Komorowski's post has been removed, I'm going to attach some stills from it....wonderful sequence indeed!

In his later years, Chuck Jones was occasionally capable of firing up the spark of his best days. Here are some shots from an extended musical sequence in his rather underrated "A Very Merry Cricket":
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Re: Camera shots and angles in Chuck Jones's work
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2014, 08:08:17 pm »
Nice post, Toadette. The screenshots show how perspective is used with both the backgrounds and characters even if viewed from differing angles. This aspect helps the overall image look visually appealing.
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