Natural speed please. It's a conversation between two people.
Woman: Alright, we've got the popcorn, we've got the DVDs. Let the Ray Harryhausen marathon begin.
Man: Which one should we start with? I vote Jason and the Argonauts.
W: Absolutely, bring on the sword-wielding skeletons. Which reminds me, I saw an interesting documentary on Harryhausen a while back. It had some fun facts about his work on that scene.
M: Oh, I can just imagine. It must have been a painstaking job.
W: To say the least. According to the documentary, Harryhausen spent four and a half months doing the stop-motion animation for that sequence. In the parts where all seven skeletons are on screen fighting the three live actors, he could only average around 13 frames a day. That's about a half second of film.
M: I love that. Knowing how difficult it was to create that scene, how much meticulous work went into it, makes me appreciate the finished product all the more.
W: Yeah, and I love how people like Harryhausen have created amazing fantasies with ordinary real-world materials, not CGI.
M: Exactly, like the way they used oysters and other pieces of seafood to create the innards of the facehugger in Alien. I was completely fooled when I saw that movie, I never would have guessed.
W: Same here. Say, how about 1930s horror movies for our next marathon? I haven't seen The Invisible Man in ages.
M: Sure, that's one of my favorites. Do you know how they created the illusion that the star; Claude Rains, was invisible?
W: No, how?
M: The director dressed Rain in black velvet and filmed him against a black velvet background.