The oldest cels we were focused on in 1976 and 1977, when S/R began, were already more than 50 years past their prime. It wasn’t until the 1984 animation art boom that we were beginning to ask the hard conservation questions, but at that time we really had no answers. When I started the Search […]

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If I hadn’t met June Foray there would have been no Search and Rescue Team project of the animation society. And, if there had been no Search and Rescue Team there would be no S/R Laboratories today. Here’s how it happened. I was the radio/TV/film producer for the American Heart Association from 1976 until three months […]

Animation history

Color is a fascinating and sometimes confounding subject. Colors come from many sources. Some are derived from minerals found in the earth, some from chemical reactions, and some are made using the skeletons of insects. Duplicating a color takes understanding and craftsmanship, and a little help from friends.   ENTER THE COLORIMETER   A colorimeter […]

Animation history

Ancient man some 12,000 years ago sought to portray his challenges and achievements on the walls of caves. The drawings, though crude, are still with us today. Later the Egyptians and Greeks brought dimensional representation to their art. The Renaissance brought about the most profound explosion of art yet, seeking the most lifelike portrayal of […]

Animation history