multiplane

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multiplane

(ˈmʌltɪˌpleɪn)
n
(Aeronautics) an aircraft that has more than one pair of wings. Compare monoplane
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Her silhouette film technique involved elaborately detailed and jointed paper puppets, unique (at the time) multiplane camera techniques and fascinating experiments on film stock with wax and sand.
The first part of the book explores Disney's contribution to the development of animation technology and practice, with special emphasis on sound, coloration, and the multiplane camera. The second section concentrates on early and middle-period Disney feature animation.
He invented the multiplane camera in 1936, a camera that gave the illusion of depth in cartoons by making the images look more natural.
These were men who had borne witness to such heroic Disney efforts as the multiplane camera, a tall contraption with a camera mounted at the top, used to photograph downward through several glass plates, the highest plates painted with the foreground of a scene, the middle ones with the moving characters, and the lowest ones with the background.
The third chapter also deals with realism in animation by considering two additional techniques: three-dimensional animation through the multiplane camera and hybrid productions featuring both animation and liveaction images.
Disney used his capital as an industry leader to take animation to new heights in the 1930s He pioneered cartoon storytelling and achieved breakthroughs with character animation; he brought color and depth (via the multiplane camera) to cartoons; and he won the public's imagination (and several Oscars) creating such characters as Donald Duck and the Three Little Pigs.
There are wonderful home movies of dancers creating the movement patterns that would later be followed by animators and of Disney himself "acting" out the story for the benefit of his creative staff, virtual galleries of layout and character designs set within the context of a tour of the queen's castle, demonstrations of the depth-producing multiplane camera technique, five deleted scenes, the original Grimm Brothers story, a detailing of the restoration, a newsreel of the glamorous premiere at L.A.'s Carthay Circle Theater attended by everyone from Marlene Dietrich to Donald Duck, a history of Disney through the decades, eight different trailers, publicity materials, radio broadcasts and even the original RKO opening and end credits.