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Dream Worlds: Production Design for Animation by Hans Bacher

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THE MASTERS

The backgrounds you will see on the next pages have never existed this way. The last time a cameraman saw them like this was when he checked the picture for shooting through the viewfinder of the multiplane camera.

The images that you see here were painted in several layers on glass to create depth.

After the scenes were shot and checked, the glass was scraped off, cleaned and prepared for the next set of paintings.

I always wanted to see these masterpieces in their full size because you only see a small part of the full-sized background at one time in the movie.

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Here is what I wrote down after a tour through the camera department: ...

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