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Secret Space Base Podcast Episode 4 – Ron Cole!


On this episode of the Secret Space Base Podcast we talk with the Amazing Ron Cole! Our first guest and we out did ourselves this time. We talk to Ron Cole about stop motion animation, practical effects, Puppets, Muppets, Ray Harryhausen, Monsters, In the Fall of Gravity, and being on the cover of CineFX magazine! Wow! You are going to like this one!

Listen Here….

Secret Space Base Episode4

Ron Cole:

Ron’s Animation Reel

Sinbad The 5th Voyage

In the Fall of Gravity


STARLOG Magazine online!!

Here’s a little gem for you!

I grew up reading and being inspired by the articles in a magazine called STARLOG. Especially, issue 8, which had the lost city set from Land of the Lost and an animator animating “Grumpy” on the cover. I read that issue over and over and over again. Well, now you can read it too, because STARLOG is on! Here’s the link:

Douglas Trumbull Returns to directing!

Last year my friend Will and I had the opportunity to attend a presentation of Douglas Trumbull (visual effects wizard of such classic movies as 2001: A SPACE ODESSEY, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND, and BLADE RUNNER) at the University of Arizona. It lasted almost 4 hours and I didn’t want it to stop. Some of the technologies he showed us blew me away. Especially his green screen technology where you could seamlessly, in real time, composite actors into a digital virtual CGI set. Well, it looks like we are going to be seeing more of this technology in the future. From the fantastic folks at comes the announcement the Trumbull is returning to movies. Woo Hoo! Here’s article link to the original posted article.


“According to Variety, he’s almost finished two screenplays, and in his own words,”I’m going to be using some really extreme digital technologies.” He developed ShowScan, a 60 frame-rate per second technology, but Hollywood didn’t bite at the time. Now that frame-rate is the new buzz around Hollywood these days, he’ll be shooting with ShowScan Digital, with a higher frame-rate for his new project, whatever it turns out to be. He’ll be shooting live-action and green screen sets in 3D, and shoot as many as 100 shots a day, a formidable shooting schedule for anyone.”


“Lot’s of tank parts.”