Monty Python’s Terry Gilliam explains how he did his cut-out animations

August 6, 2011 | By | Reply More

Have you ever wondered how Monty Python’s Terry Gilliam did his cut-out animations? In the following video, he shows exactly how he did his work, and the techniques he used were quite straight-forward. Gilliam’s results were nonetheless extraordinary thanks to the creative imagination he employed in his work:

Gilliam used thousands of pre-existing images. Watching this video made me wonder whether he was ever sued for copyright violation, given that he created an endless stream of derivative works (I’m assuming that he would invoke fair use).

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Category: Cartoons, Humor

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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