Applying Disney Magic to Motion Graphics

May 20, 2015

By Caleb Ward, PremiumBeat

It’s no secret that Walt Disney Animation has been on the cutting edge of filmmaking innovation for over half a century now, and this video from 1957 proves it. Walt Disney himself guides the viewer through a tour of the multiplane camera, a device designed to add never-before-scene levels of realism to cartoons. This video is simply fascinating. Take a look…

(Walt Disney’s MultiPlane Camera (Filmed: Feb. 13, 1957)

The filmmaking techniques covered in this video have certainly stood the test of time — and there are a more than few takeaways for both motion graphic designers and filmmakers. Click here to see a few of the motion graphic takeaways from Walt Disney’s multi-plane camera demo.

Here’s a demo I made a number of years ago using Apple Motion (the same can be applied via After Effects, as well) that demonstrates the 3D effect that Disney created over 50 years ago…




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