Check out this amazing and informative short film from the folks at VOX. Hosted by Phil Edwards, this episode of Vox Almanac features one of Max Fleischer's best known inventions, the rotoscope. What made the rotoscope so special? What does it really do? How is it still impacting film making today? Find out the answer to these questions, and so much more in just five minutes. Thanks Vox!
You can find part one of our discussion HERE. Stay tuned for even more of our discussion with Mr. Pointer in the coming weeks!
Ray Pointer is the author of The Art and Inventions of Max Fleischer.
It is with sadness that we share this story from the Miami Herald reporting the passing of Jean Karaty, who worked as an artist for Fleischer Studios during its Miami-based years. She passed away on Thanksgiving morning.
Mrs. Karaty was discovered at her mother’s dress shop in Miami Beach "by an employee who noticed her drawings of flowers, animals and cartoon characters and encouraged her to visit the studio." In a 2003 piece in the Miami Herald she recalled going to the theater to watch the cartoons before the movie: “You’d say, ‘I did that! I worked on that!’ and the people around us would say ‘Shh!’ They thought we were just a bunch of rowdies.”
We send our sympathies to her family and encourage you to check out the Herald's lovely tribute HERE.