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17th Jul '15 1:16:15 PM ANTMuddle
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Many proudly proclaim that they are impartial to the use of SpecialEffects in a movie, and value more that the movie have a brain (and presumably also a heart, lungs, stomach, and other major organs, but let's not go there or the metaphor might spleen away). But we all know the truth: SpecialEffects can make or [[SpecialEffectsFailure break]] a movie faster than a SerialKiller can cut the PluckyComicRelief in two with a machete in a shower of HighPressureBlood.

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Many We may proudly proclaim that they we are impartial to the use of SpecialEffects in a movie, and value more that the movie have a brain (and presumably also a heart, lungs, stomach, and other major organs, but let's not go there or the metaphor might spleen away). away). But we all know the truth: SpecialEffects can make or [[SpecialEffectsFailure break]] a movie faster than a SerialKiller can cut the PluckyComicRelief in two with a machete in a shower of HighPressureBlood.
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SpecialEffects can be classed into subgroups depending on how they were acheived:

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SpecialEffects can be classed into subgroups depending on how they were acheived:achieved:



* ComputerGeneratedImages or CGI - utilising graphics generated and manipulated by computer

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* ComputerGeneratedImages or CGI - utilising utilizing graphics generated and manipulated by computer


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22nd Jun '15 6:06:16 PM TompaDompa
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** By tracing the outline of an object in the frame, a custom-shaped traveling matte can be created. This is how the (models of) Imperial Walkers in ''[[StarWars Return Of The Jedi]]'' were able to walk behind (real) trees.

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** By tracing the outline of an object in the frame, a custom-shaped traveling matte can be created. This is how the (models of) Imperial Walkers in ''[[StarWars Return Of The Jedi]]'' ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' were able to walk behind (real) trees.
3rd Apr '15 4:08:47 PM Vrantodox
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Many proudly proclaim that they are impartial to the use of SpecialEffects in a movie, and value more that the movie have a brain (and presumably also a heart, lungs, stomach, and other major organs, but lets not go there or the metaphor might spleen away). But we all know the truth: SpecialEffects can make or [[SpecialEffectsFailure break]] a movie faster than a SerialKiller can cut the PluckyComicRelief in two with a machete in a shower of HighPressureBlood.

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Many proudly proclaim that they are impartial to the use of SpecialEffects in a movie, and value more that the movie have a brain (and presumably also a heart, lungs, stomach, and other major organs, but lets let's not go there or the metaphor might spleen away). But we all know the truth: SpecialEffects can make or [[SpecialEffectsFailure break]] a movie faster than a SerialKiller can cut the PluckyComicRelief in two with a machete in a shower of HighPressureBlood.
6th Feb '15 2:38:17 AM Selunei
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** Indeed, that famous scene in ''Film/SinginInTheRain'' where Creator/GeneKelly dances in the rain? That rain was milk mixed with water so it would show up on camera.
24th Aug '14 4:10:43 AM XFllo
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25th May '14 7:34:21 AM Boston
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* FatSuit


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25th Feb '14 11:41:58 AM morenohijazo
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* ObviousStuntDouble
26th Jan '14 10:38:48 AM nombretomado
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** Indeed, that famous scene in ''Film/SinginInTheRain'' where GeneKelly dances in the rain? That rain was milk mixed with water so it would show up on camera.

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** Indeed, that famous scene in ''Film/SinginInTheRain'' where GeneKelly Creator/GeneKelly dances in the rain? That rain was milk mixed with water so it would show up on camera.
31st Dec '13 7:14:28 PM Abodos
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* ObscuredSpecialEffects
24th Nov '13 11:35:47 AM notahandle
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* ShotOnShitteo
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