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Multi-Plane Camera

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Juan Vasquez

on 5 September 2012

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By: Cristian Hernadez & Juan Vasquez Multi-Plane Camera Period 1 Q: When was the product Invented? A: Mid 1930's although a type of multiplane camera was used in the late 1920's Q: Who Invented this Product? A: Bill Garity Q: List any existing Patents A: Patent Number 2,201,689 Q:What Materials were originally used to make this product? A: Drawings being placed in front of a camera that is supported by wood. The drawings are also in layers in a metal frame. Q: How was the Product originally made? Q: What improvements have been made to the product ? Q: Why were these improvements made? Q: Who uses the Product? Q: What is the global impact of the invention and other inventions? Q: If you could change the product how would you change it? A: Stacked planes of glass each painted with different elements of a cell animation. A: It wasn't really improved since the computer came in and the Multi-Plane camera was forgotten because it wasn't as advanced. A: Improvements weren't made because it was simple and seemed like it was the best that it would be. A: Walt Disney, Disney Movies used the product. A: It helped make 2-D animations look better and led the way to 3-D animations. A: We would make it smaller, more efficient, and find a way to make it create 3-D animations. 1930 Timeline of Multi-Plane Camera 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 A multiplane camera like machine was used in "The Adventured of Ahmed"
3 July 1926

A type of multiplane camera was used in this movie in 1826 , it was close to being an actual multiplane camera. First multiplane camera was made by using parts of Chevrolet car
3 September 1933 Multiplane camera used in "Snow White"
3 September 1937

The Multiplane camera's biggest film was "Snow White" , this happened in early 1937 Multiplane camera used in Pinocchio
7 July 1940 Camera used in Fantasia
13 November 1940 Multiplane camera used in Bambi
13 August 1942 Camera used in Peter Pan
3 September 1953 Camera is used in it's last film , The Little Mermaid
14 November 1989

This was the last film that it was used in. Bibliography Animation's History: The Multiplane Camera. (n.d.). Animation's History. Retrieved September 3, 2012, from http://anim-history.blogspot.com/2009/03/multiplane-camera_28.html

Bellis, M. (n.d.). Walt Disney - Multiplane Camera. Inventors. Retrieved September 3, 2012, from http://inventors.about.com/od/dstartinventors/a/Walt_Disney.html

Inventor Walt Disney. (n.d.). The Great Idea Finder - Celebrating the Spirit of Innovation . Retrieved September 3, 2012, from http://www.ideafinder.com/history/inventors/disney.html

Multiplane camera - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (n.d.). Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved September 3, 2012, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiplane_camera The Mulitplane camera was basically a camera that took picture of many different images at the same time, these images were just stacked planes of glass that had different elements of a cell animation. Walt Disney held the patent of this and was only used by the Disney movies. Throughout this inventions lifespan , not much had really changed since it was a simple invention , not much could have been changed. This had a huge impact on society and even the whole world since this showed us what movies could look like if we would add a little bit of new technology to it , and it also could have been seen as leading way to even more advanced technology in the movie making business.

Engineering used to make Product

Visual engineering was used in this since the whole product made all of the movies that it was used in look better then they would have been without it. This was essential since you need visuals for the whole movie and making them better could make the whole movie better in the long run. Multi-Plane Camera August 3 , 2012 The Multiplane camera was used in many Disney movies because , at the moment , it was a very advanced type of way to make the movies they were making. Many machines that were like this were created , including one before it that was made in 1926 and was used in a movie called "The Adventures of Prince Ahmed" so in a way this can't be considered as the first machine like it .
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