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3rd Oct '17 11:47:47 AM CosmicFerret
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* ''Film/AnAmericanWerewolfInLondon'' is well known for its slow, painful transformation sequence done via an animatronic prop courtesy of Rick Baker.

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* ''Film/AnAmericanWerewolfInLondon'' is well known for its slow, painful transformation sequence done via an animatronic prop courtesy of Rick Baker.Creator/RickBaker.
22nd May '17 9:16:51 PM jtierney50
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* ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' used CGI for backgrounds, but most of the action was done with Practical Effects. Yes, even the Flamethrower Guitar.

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* ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' used CGI for backgrounds, but most of the action was done with Practical Effects. Yes, even the Flamethrower Guitar.Guitar, which not only shot flames but also played music, after George Miller expressed disappointment that the original prop/set did not.
18th Dec '16 2:50:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/{{Alien}}'' the titular alien (being a man in a suit), the face-hugger, and chest-burster are all practical effects. The film would likely not have aged as well had they used stop motion.

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* In ''Film/{{Alien}}'' the titular alien (being a man in a suit), the face-hugger, and chest-burster are all practical effects. The film would likely not have aged as well had they used stop motion.



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2nd Dec '16 7:52:03 AM erforce
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* Davy Jones and most of his crew in ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest'' are SerkisFolk, but Bootstrap Bill is five hours' worth of makeup and prosthetics applied to Stellan Skarsgard. Occasionally in closeup something CGI moves on his face, but for the most part he's practical effects.

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* Davy Jones and most of his crew in ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest'' and ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd At World's End]]'' are SerkisFolk, but Bootstrap Bill is five hours' worth of makeup and prosthetics applied to Stellan Skarsgard. Occasionally in closeup something CGI moves on his face, but for the most part he's practical effects.



* The 2007 Film/{{Transformers}} film only had a handful of actors in front of green screens. While the robots were CGI of course, most of the stunts were entirely real, involving the actual actors [[EnforcedMethodActing shitting bricks while running from timed explosions]]. And even still there were a handful of images of the robots that were actually puppets: Frenzy in a few shots, Megatron's legs and even Bumblebee when strapped to a flat bed trailer.
* ''Film/{{Underworld}}'' and its two follow-up films made a point of using practical effects for the werewolves, with CGI only really used in their transformation sequence. They were costumes that had built in stilts with animatronics used to move their faces. True to the perception of this trope, in ''Film/UnderworldAwakening'' the effects for Lycans take a rather blatant hit in quality due to relying strongly on CGI.

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* The 2007 Film/{{Transformers}} ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' film only had a handful of actors in front of green screens. While the robots were CGI of course, most of the stunts were entirely real, involving the actual actors [[EnforcedMethodActing shitting bricks while running from timed explosions]]. And even still there were a handful of images of the robots that were actually puppets: Frenzy in a few shots, Megatron's legs and even Bumblebee when strapped to a flat bed trailer.
* ''Film/{{Underworld}}'' ''Film/{{Underworld 2003}}'' and its two follow-up films made a point of using practical effects for the werewolves, with CGI only really used in their transformation sequence. They were costumes that had built in stilts with animatronics used to move their faces. True to the perception of this trope, in ''Film/UnderworldAwakening'' the effects for Lycans take a rather blatant hit in quality due to relying strongly on CGI.



* Ironically, the ''Franchise/StarWars prequels'' actually used quite a bit of animatronics, make-up, and miniatures. And not just in ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' either like some fans claim, a lot of the places seen in episodes II and III used miniatures, such as the diner and even the lava planet of Mustafar.
** Speaking of Star Wars, ''[[Film/TheForceAwakens Episode VII The Force Awakens]]'' goes out of its way to use practical effects to almost the same level as the original trilogy.
* Killer Croc from ''Film/SuicideSquad2016'' is done entirely in make-up and prosthetics.

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Ironically, the ''Franchise/StarWars prequels'' ''prequels'' actually used quite a bit of animatronics, make-up, and miniatures. And not just in ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' either like some fans claim, a lot of the places seen in episodes II and III used miniatures, such as the diner and even the lava planet of Mustafar.
** Speaking of Star Wars, ''[[Film/TheForceAwakens Episode VII VII: The Force Awakens]]'' goes out of its way to use practical effects to almost the same level as the original trilogy.
* Killer Croc from Croc's appearance in ''Film/SuicideSquad2016'' is done entirely in make-up and prosthetics.
2nd Dec '16 7:48:52 AM erforce
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* Davy Jones and most of his crew in ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' are SerkisFolk, but Bootstrap Bill is five hours' worth of makeup and prosthetics applied to Stellan Skarsgard. Occasionally in closeup something CGI moves on his face, but for the most part he's practical effects.

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* Davy Jones and most of his crew in ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest'' are SerkisFolk, but Bootstrap Bill is five hours' worth of makeup and prosthetics applied to Stellan Skarsgard. Occasionally in closeup something CGI moves on his face, but for the most part he's practical effects.
26th Nov '16 4:00:03 PM PreciousTerrestrials
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* Davy Jones and most of his crew in ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' are SerkisFolk, but Bootstrap Bill is five hours' worth of makeup and prosthetics applied to Stellan Skarsgard. Occasionally in closeup something CGI moves on his face, but for the most part he's practical effects.
21st Oct '16 7:32:43 PM TropesForever
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Practical effects are those which are done using props or special gear to produce an effect for the camera to film. Wind- and rain-machines, squibs, radio controlled vehicles, and pyrotechnics are all practical effects. So are breakaway furniture, walls or windows, and tilting or shaking platforms under the set.

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Practical effects are those which are done using props or special gear to produce an effect for the camera to film. Wind- and rain-machines, squibs, radio controlled vehicles, {{Muppet}}s, and pyrotechnics are all practical effects. So are breakaway furniture, walls or windows, and tilting or shaking platforms under the set.


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* ''Franchise/TheMuppets'' movies and TV shows are probably the most major productions (except ''Film/TheForceAwakens'') to still use puppets in TheNewTens.
10th Jul '16 8:24:02 PM Discar
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* Killer Croc from the upcoming ''Film/SuicideSquad'' is done entirely in make-up and prosthetics.

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* Killer Croc from the upcoming ''Film/SuicideSquad'' ''Film/SuicideSquad2016'' is done entirely in make-up and prosthetics.
21st May '16 8:52:53 AM erforce
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* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' used heavy amounts of practical effects throughout. Many of the Library Ghost effects were practicals: books on wires, library cards being blown through copper pipes, etc. Also, when Stay-Puft kicks over a fire hydrant, the miniature actually sprays blue sand rather than have a gusher added in post-production.

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* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'' used heavy amounts of practical effects throughout. Many of the Library Ghost effects were practicals: books on wires, library cards being blown through copper pipes, etc. Also, when Stay-Puft kicks over a fire hydrant, the miniature actually sprays blue sand rather than have a gusher added in post-production.



* ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' is constantly lauded for its great use of combining practical and digital effects. It stands among [[Creator/StanWinston Stan Winston's]] greatest ever work, which is saying something. While the effects, both practical and computer generated, have aged very well (the CGI probably even has better musculature), scenes like the kitchen chase with the ''Velociraptors'' would have been much less taut without the ability for close ups of the 'raptors' faces or pots and pans being knocked and clashed and jangled by the dinosaurs.

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* ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' ''Film/JurassicPark'' is constantly lauded for its great use of combining practical and digital effects. It stands among [[Creator/StanWinston Stan Winston's]] greatest ever work, which is saying something. While the effects, both practical and computer generated, have aged very well (the CGI probably even has better musculature), scenes like the kitchen chase with the ''Velociraptors'' would have been much less taut without the ability for close ups of the 'raptors' faces or pots and pans being knocked and clashed and jangled by the dinosaurs.
17th May '16 9:44:19 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* ''Film/{{Alien}}'' the titular alien (being a man in a suit), the face-hugger, and chest-burster are all practical effects. The film would likely not have aged as well had they used stop motion.

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* In ''Film/{{Alien}}'' the titular alien (being a man in a suit), the face-hugger, and chest-burster are all practical effects. The film would likely not have aged as well had they used stop motion.
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