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7th Jan '18 6:12:10 AM prgiordano
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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.

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* ''Franchise/TheMuppets'' movies and TV shows are probably one of the most few major productions (except ''Film/TheForceAwakens'') franchises (outside of post-2015 Star Wars projects) to still use puppets in TheNewTens.
25th Dec '17 10:02:07 PM smasll_lordvoice
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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, which not only shot flames but also played music, after George Miller expressed disappointment that the original prop/set did not.

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* ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' dealt with the problem of building a billion custom cars and blowing them all to smithereens by [[StatingTheSimpleSolution building a billion custom cars and blowing them all to smithereens.]] CGI was used CGI for backgrounds, but most of the action was done with Practical Effects.for real. Yes, even the Flamethrower Guitar, which not only shot flames but also played music, after George Miller expressed disappointment that the original prop/set did not.
6th Nov '17 6:52:33 AM DarkHunter
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* ''Film/ShortCircuit'': Almost all of the film's special effects budget was eaten up by the Number 5 animatronic, so most of the effects were practical by necessity. For example, Number 5 flipping pages while SuperSpeedReading was done by blowing air across the book to rapidly turn the pages, and Number 5 repeatedly flipping a coin was achieved through some clever editing of a single shot of footage.
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.
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