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Ray Harryhausen's visual trickery laid the foundation for modern special effects
Ray Harryhausen's visual trickery laid the foundation for modern special effects
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Ray Harryhausen's visual trickery laid the foundation for modern effects
  • Harryhausen crafted original "Clash of the Titans'" stop-motion animation sequences
  • Post-production company Framestone crafted the CGI effects on the 2010 remake
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(CNN) -- On this month's edition of The Screening Room, Myleene Klass tackles giant scorpions, evades the Kraken and flies away on Pegasus the winged horse as we focus on the world of special effects.

We speak to Ray Harryhausen, whose visual trickery laid the foundation for modern effects and served as an inspiration to an entire generation of filmmakers including James Cameron, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas.

Considered one of the great pioneers of stop-motion animation, Harryhausen is best remembered for his films "Jason and the Argonauts" and the original "Clash of the Titans." Working primarily on his own, Harryhausen meticulously crafted the animated sequences one frame at a time.

Meanwhile, the 2010 remake of "Clash of the Titans" required a much larger-scale collaboration. The Screening Room visits one of the key players in the process -- Academy Award-winning post-production company Framestore -- responsible for some of the film's impressive CGI creatures.

We talk to the director, cast and crew who loved the original film but wanted to make their own mark on the mythological movie.

Gemma Arterton, Mads Mikkelsen and Hollywood's number one action hero Sam Worthington join Myleene Klass in The Screening Room -- where movies come to life.