Joel Fletcher photography


I was a stop-motion character animator at Skellington Productions for THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS in the early nineties. Whenever possible, I took the initiative to photograph the amazing setups in 3D. I photographed them with my Nikon stereo rig on Kodachrome slide film. The stereo pairs were digitally scanned and transformed to anaglyph format for this presentation. They are a testament to the outstanding artistry of the crew of Skellington Productions. These anaglyph photos require either red/blue or red/cyan 3D glasses to see the stereoscopic effect. The red lens goes over the left eye. Click on an image to enlarge.

Also of interest are some awesome Full Color 2D versions in my behind the scenes still photo article!

Lock, Barrel, and Shock. galleryJack Skellington pulls Behemoth tongue. galleryNightmare Before Christmas hall meeting. galleryClown feeds snake skulls. galleryMayor making Christmas song. galleryWitches and creature with cauldron. galleryJack Skellington and Melting Man. galleryJack Skellington with Lock, Shock, and Barrel. galleryDr. Finkelsteing adds brain to his creation. galleryJack Skellington observes his Santa outfit. gallerySanta checks his Christmas list. galleryJack Skellinton, Sally, and friends. galleryLock, Shock, and Barrel with Santa Claus. galleryHalloween monsters gather around Christmas sleigh. gallerySanta Jack takes off in the fog. gallerySanta Jack and reindeer launch the sleigh. gallerySally sings about her love for Jack. gallerySanta Jack delivers presents on rooftop. galleryTimmy waking up. galleryJack Skellington gives Timmy a present. galleryEvil Mickey and Killer Duck presents. galleryGiant snake eating Christmas tree. galleryEvil Jack in the box with fat boy. galleryMonsters watch Jack Skellingtion in cauldron. galleryOogie Booke turns crank. galleryOogie Boogie dumps Jack and Sally in the soup. galleryOogie Boogie in his lair. galleryJack Skellington escapes from saw blade. gallerySally helps Santa escape from Oogie. galleryOogie Boogie filled with bugs. galleryJack Skellington apologises to Santa. galleryJack rides hearse to Halloweentown. galleryVampires play hockey with Tim Burton head. galleryDoctor Finkelstein with his new creation. galleryJack celebrates with the Mayor and cyclops. galleryJack Skellington and Sally hold hands. gallery