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Welcome to the 60 second episode of our podcast, The Artists. And today we are having a snarky episode with one of my favorite, favorite, favorite filmmaker, George.
He was a magician. He was an illusionist, a performer who combined magic with theater, with science fiction, with classics, but fantasy with literature. For me, Melissa was an explorer, constantly pushing the boundaries of his imagination to go to the moon, to reach the sun, to journey to the North Pole in a flying machine. He was constantly looking for another world, and he found it through filmmaking and through magic. Millions found filmmaking while he was already a magician and an illusionist.
On December eight, 1895, he was one of the guests in the audience to have been invited for the Lumiere Brothers Cinematograph exhibition. He immediately got on the potential exploratory medium of films for his own self. From 1896 to 1913, he made 500 films, and it's impossible not to be in awe of his imagination, his most popular works. And remember, we're talking about more than a hundred years ago where the astronomers dream made in 1898, a trip to the moon.
Nineteen or to the impossible voyage. Nineteen or four, which was a trip to the sun. The Conquest of the Ball, 1912, which was a trip to North Pole, The Vanishing Lady 1896. The Four Troublesome Heads. Eighty nine, did an impossible balancing feat. Nineteen or do all this mesmerizing piece of work is there on YouTube. And when you watch all this piece of work, you will see that Mellars pioneered special effects and invented techniques we are sitting on right now.
Stop motion, slow motion, dissolve all double exposure, a split screen and I couldn't be more in awe of him. And of course, if you read Jules Verne Energy Wells, you will know where the inspiration was coming from. A trip to the moon, made in 1982, is one of the most watched and admired work of Malleus is duration is fourteen minutes and it was made around one hundred and eighteen years ago and cost 10000 francs. Malleus was fascinated with elaborate costumes, sets and people.
His film, Man with the Rubber had made a nine to No. One, which is again on YouTube, has a rubber effect where a man's head blown like a balloon. And that trick was done by putting the actor that is himself on a moving trolley and closer. As he came to the camera, we could see his his, you know, head get bloated. And I will read this from Google Arts and Culture page, where they describe the same technique.
Malleus filming techniques had a trove of ingenuity in the man with the rubber head. For example, he plays with camera effects and with perspective. The rubber had effect was obtained using a cart mounted on reels. The actor on the card move toward the camera, which remained still. And this created a magnified effect when the cart moves towards the lens and vice versa, a shrinking effect when it moves further away. In another of his films, One Man Band Nineteen hundred, he multiplies himself.
And this is one of the effects that has inspired loads of music video, specifically the times when they were being made with no budgets. Mellars inspired generations of filmmakers Martin Scorsese. They paid him tribute in his film Hugo, which was made in 2011. The website Bob Meadows Dotcom called this. It's tempting to say that without malice there would be no Avatar, no Empire movies, no Star Trek. No Star Wars, no Erin Brockovich, no Walt Disney, nothing, D.W. Griffith said I owe him everything.
Charlie Chaplin describes him the alchemy of light. But as we all know, nothing lasts forever. Boss 1913 Malleus career started taking a downturn. Towards the end, he was found selling toys and candies from a stand on a railway station in Paris. And he was discovered and he was found and he was brought to a safe haven by a couple of filmmakers. But then we lost him on 21st of January 1938 at the age of 76. Go watch his films and get mesmerized by George Malleus.