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.

More photos from this collection can be seen in part 2 of the series!

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. Finkelstein ads brain to his creation. galleryJack Skellington observes his Santa outfit. gallerySanta checks his list. galleryJack Skellington, 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 sleigh. gallerySally sings about her love for Jack. gallerySanta Jack delivers presents on rooftop. gallery