3D NIGHTMARE



Joel Fletcher photography

THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS IN 3D STEREO

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 my other Nightmare Before Christmas articles: Incident At Skellington Productions and Serendipitous Still Photographer!

  •  Lock, Barrel, and Shock.

    Lock, Barrel, and Shock

  •  Jack Skellington pulls Behemoths tongue.

    Jack pulls Behemoth's tongue

  •  Nightmare Before Christmas hall meeting.

    Town hall meeting

  •  Clown feeds snake skulls.

    Clown feeds snake

  •  Mayor making Christmas song.

    Mayor making Christmas

  •  Witches and creature with cauldron.

    Witches and Creature with cauldron

  •  Jack Skellington and Melting Man.

    Jack Skellington and Melting Man

  •  Jack Skellington with Lock, Shock, and Barrel.

    Jack with Lock, Shock, and Barrel

  •  Dr. Finkelstein adds brain to his creation.

    Dr. Finkelstein adds brain to his creation

  •  Jack Skellington observes his Santa outfit.

    Jack observes his Santa outfit

  •  Santa checks his list.

    Santa checks his list

  •  Jack Skellington, Sally, and friends.

    Jack, Sally, and friends

  •  Lock, Shock, and Barrel with Santa Claus.

    Lock, Shock, and Barrel with Santa Claus

  •  Halloween monsters gather around Christmas sleigh.

    Halloween monsters gather around Christmas sleigh

  •  Santa Jack takes off in the fog.

    Santa Jack takes off in the fog

  •  Santa Jack and reindeer launch sleigh.

    Santa Jack and reindeer launch sleigh

  •  Sally sings about her love for Jack.

    Sally sings about her love for Jack

  •  Santa Jack delivers presents on rooftop.

    Santa Jack delivers presents on rooftop

  •  Little boy hears Santa Claus.

    Timmy hears Santa Claus.

  •  Santa Jack gives boy a present.

    Santa Jack gives Timmy a present

  •  Children with scary christmas presents.

    Children receive scary christmas presents

  •  Giant snake eats Christmas tree.

    Giant snake eats Christmas tree

  •  Fat boy afraid of jack in the box.

    Howie afraid of the jack-in-the-box.

  •  Monsters look inside a cauldron.

    Watching Jack in the cauldron

  •  Oogie Boogie turns a crank.

    Oogie Boogie turns a crank

  •  Oogie dumps Santa and Sally in the soup.

    Oogie dumps Santa and Sally in the soup

  •  Oogie Boogie in his lair.

    Oogie Boogie in his lair

  •  Jack Skellington runs from saw blade.

    Jack runs from the saw blade

  •  Sally helps Santa escape.

    Sally helps Santa escape

  •  Oogie Boogie made of bugs.

    Oogie Boogie's Inner Self

  •  Jack Skellington apologises to Santa.

    Jack apologises to Santa

  •  Jack Skellington rides hearse with Sally and Mayor

    Jack returns to Halloweentown

  •  Vampires play hockey with Tim Burton head.

    Vampires play hockey with Tim Burton head

  •  Dr. Finkelstein with his new creation.

    Dr. Finkelstein with his new creation

  •  Jack celebrates with Mayor, Cyclops and Corpse Kid.

    Jack celebrates with Mayor at the Town Hall

  •  Jack Skellington and Sally hold hands.

    Jack and Sally hold hands