On June 26, The British Academy of Film and Television Arts, otherwise known as BAFTA, held a special tribute to celebrate special effects legend Ray Harryhausen's 90th birthday. John Landis introduced the tributes, which boasted a selection of leading names including Ray Bradbury, Tim Burton, and one Peter Jackson.

Jackson's tribute was more than mere words -- even as a young child, he was creating cinematic fantasy worlds, including his own take on the Cyclops scene from The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad, which was one of a few clips he showed to the lucky folks at the tribute. As he recounted: "I was growing up wanting to do stop motion so badly, but at the end of the day, I wasn't very good at it, so directing was a far easier thing to do." The clips might not be Hollywood-caliber, but they're still darned good for a kid, and wildly funny to see Jackson fighting invisible skeletons and running around in a world that had not yet seen The Lord of the Rings.

Deadline shared an angled fan video, but if you zip right over to the BAFTA website, you can see Jackson's tribute straight-on, as well as the rest of the Harryhausen fans who came together to celebrate his work.