Search results for: special-effects

Special Effects

Author : Dan North
File Size : 63.45 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 414
Read : 429
Download »
As blockbusters employ ever greater numbers of dazzling visual effects and digital illusions, this book explores the material roots and stylistic practices of special effects and their makers. Gathering leading voices in cinema and new media studies, this comprehensive anthology moves beyond questions of spectacle to examine special effects from the earliest years of cinema, via experimental film and the Golden Age of Hollywood, to our contemporary transmedia landscape. Wide-ranging and accessible, this book illuminates and interrogates the vast array of techniques film has used throughout its history to conjure spectacular images, mediate bodies, map worlds and make meanings. Foreword by Scott Bukatman, with an Afterword by Lev Manovich.

Special Effects

Author : Michele Pierson
File Size : 26.46 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 332
Read : 1280
Download »
Designed to trick the eye and stimulate the imagination, special effects have changed the way we look at films and the worlds created in them. Computer-generated imagery (CGI), as seen in Hollywood blockbusters like Star Wars, Terminator 2, Jurassic Park, Independence Day, Men in Black, and The Matrix, is just the latest advance in the evolution of special effects. Even as special effects have been marveled at by millions, this is the first investigation of their broader cultural reception. Moving from an exploration of nineteenth-century popular science and magic to the Hollywood science fiction cinema of our time, Special Effects examines the history, advancements, and connoisseurship of special effects, asking what makes certain types of cinematic effects special, why this matters, and for whom. Michele Pierson shows how popular science magazines, genre filmzines, and computer lifestyle magazines have articulated an aesthetic criticism of this emerging art form and have helped shape how these hugely popular on-screen technological wonders have been viewed by moviegoers.

Special Effects Technician

Author : Matt Mullins
File Size : 79.70 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 99
Read : 355
Download »
Discover how technicians create the stunning special effects in your favorite movies.

Special Effects in Plastics 2002

Author :
File Size : 40.60 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 983
Read : 403
Download »
In recent years there has been a explosion in finishing effects for plastics. Differentiation through product design as well as packaging design has become a paramount arm in the fight for market share in consumer products markets and elsewhere. Mass customisation through finishing effects is considered a key to commercially successful designs. Rapid developments in technology as well as a host of new plastics coming on stream have enabled the plastics industry and those that use plastics in their products to realize dramatic product enhancements in terms of both aesthetics and functionality. This conference addressed the potential of special effects through presentations from leading companies.

Movie Stunts Special Effects

Author : Andrew Lane
File Size : 77.13 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 885
Read : 1256
Download »
Throughout film history, one of the fundamental fantasies portrayed on screen has been the kind of physical action few of us could ever experience in real life. The image of an 'every man' engaged in hand-to-hand, mortal combat, defending his family or even the world population against an overwhelming and malevolent force, speaks to our most primal instincts and thus became a mainstay of movie entertainment. In order to translate these deep-seated fantasies to the screen, filmmakers have been developing special skills and crafts for over 100 years. It is these skills that make 'movie magic' and have allowed audiences to take part in the primal hopes and fears we all possess. Movie Stunts & Special Effects: A Comprehensive Guide to Planning and Execution is designed to inform filmmakers on how to plan for and utilize these crafts by engaging and empowering filmmakers to better communicate with stunts and effects practitioners, and thereby enabling them to more fully realize their vision. Director/Producer Andrew Lane surveys fights, use of weapons, cars and vehicles, falls, the use of pyrotechnics, atmospheric effects, bullet hits, wounds and blood, among many other categories. Factors such as cost, time to implement, safety accommodations, and assessing the competence of those employed to plan and execute stunts and special effects are numerous and very specific. Each topic in Movie Stunts & Special Effects is examined using narrative explanations and extensive interviews with world-renowned experts. Various stunts and special effects are explored in the context of how they are best captured by a camera and then editorially constituted in the final product.

Creating Special Effects for TV and Video

Author : Bernard Wilkie
File Size : 61.16 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 771
Read : 167
Download »
First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

JavaFX Special Effects

Author : Lucas Jordan
File Size : 35.97 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 960
Read : 1317
Download »
Enough about learning the fundamentals of the intriguing JavaFX platform; it's now time to start implementing visually stunning and dynamic Java-based rich Internet applications (RIAs) for your desktop or mobile front end. This book will show you what the JavaFX platform can really do for Java desktop and mobile front ends. It presents a number of excellent visual effects and techniques that will make any JavaFX application stand out—whether it's animation, multimedia, or a game. The techniques shown in this book are invaluable for competing in today's market, and they'll help set your RIAs apart from your competitor's. Create visual effects that perform well. Add subtle animations to bring any application to life. Use the graphical power of the JavaFX platform.

Believing a Man Can Fly Memories of a Life in Special Effects and Film

Author : Colin Chilvers
File Size : 75.95 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 646
Read : 798
Download »
YOU WILL BELIEVE Believing a Man Can Fly: Memories of a Life in Special Effects and Film is the story of a man’s journey from a modest childhood in England to the heights of Hollywood success. At the 51st Academy Awards in 1979, Steve Martin presented Colin Chilvers with an Oscar for his work on the special effects of Superman: The Movie. That honor came after years of experience on such productions as 2001: A Space Odyssey, Battle of Britain and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. As well, he brought his special-effects expertise to such diverse productions as Tommy, X-Men and K-19: The Widowmaker. From the director's chair, Colin orchestrated the Martian invasion in War of the Worlds and helped a young Clark Kent take flight in Superboy. He also directed Michael Jackson in the most ambitious music video ever produced - "Smooth Criminal." Colin Chilvers will make you believe that a man can indeed fly!

Techniques of Special Effects of Cinematography

Author : Raymond Fielding
File Size : 63.95 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 325
Read : 934
Download »
First published in 1985. Exactly 20 years have passed since the first edition of this text appeared, in 1965. During this period, the author has gathered feedback from professional film-making circles. This fourth revision introduces new information in nearly all chapters. 130 new illustrations have been added, many of them illustrating feature films which are currently in release. The bibliography has also been enlarged considerably. The contributions of the visual-effects cinematographer have always been valued highly within the theatrical motion-picture industry. Because of their work, film producers have been able to endow their pictures with considerable 'production value' which the budget could not otherwise sustain.

So You Want to Work in Animation Special Effects

Author : Torene Svitil
File Size : 72.19 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 456
Read : 350
Download »
Explains how current technology allows filmmakers to tell any story on the movie screen, and describes the working environment and salary of those working in animation and special effects.