James Aupperle has dedicated his professional life to visual effects cinematography. He has work specially as stop-moption animation cinematography.
Jim Aupperle with a miniature set made for stop-motion animation from the film "The Thing" (1982)
Besides his camerawork, Jim Aupperle made some stop-motion animation in his early days, working on the film "Flesh Gordon" (1974).
The multi-plane glass painting with foreground miniature was made by Joe Musso.