Disney’s Classic Animated Films and Rotoscoping
While Disney has made some of the most popular animated features of all time, they had the good sense to use the most advanced animation technology available at that time - rotoscoping. Rotoscoping is a technique in which animators trace over footage, frame by frame, for use in live-action and animated films. The recorded live-action film images were projected onto a frosted glass panel and re-drawn by an animator. This projection equipment is called a rotoscope, although this device was eventually replaced by computers. It is the vintage predecessor to the computer simulation techniques James Cameron used for his Avatar characters.
Red Beach, China
Red Beach is located in the Liaohe River Delta, about 30 kilometers southwest of Panjin City in China. The beach’s unique color is caused by a type of plant called Suaeda vera or Shrubby Sea-blite which is a coastal species that flourishes in the saline-alkali soil. The plant remains green during the summer but in the fall, when the plant has matured, it takes on a deep red color creating a stunning red sea landscape. Most of Red Beach is a nature reserve and closed to the public. Only a small, remote section is open to tourists.