To say Ray Harryhausen's work had a strong influence on my imagination is a huge understatement.
Before there was Star Wars there was Jason and his Argonauts. There was Sinbad and his 7th Voyage and the eye of the tiger.
Lets not forget Clash of the Titans with that amazing Medusa scene.
The very believable personality of Mighty Joe Young.
I could go on and on.
He was a creative giant and his influence on VFX work in cinema is unmatched.
His skill and dedication was astounding. One man creating movie shots that Hollywood would now give to entire teams of people to get the same shots
He was a masterful storyteller as well.
I wanted to let everyone know that I had already planned 13 Nights 2013 back in December. The theme I had decided on was The Monsters of Ray Harryhausen. I am proud to say that this is now a lock and I cannot wait to give tribute to this great man
Rest in Peace