Special Effects The History and Technique

ISBN-10: 0823084086

ISBN-13: 9780823084081

Edition: N/A

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Ever wondered how Harry Potter flew in that quidditch game? Ever puzzled over King Kong swatting down airplanes? Ever tried to figure out Spider-Man swung from building to building? It’s all done with optical and digital effects, with miniature photography and animation, with pyrotechnics, animatronics, and even sound effects--andSpecial Effects:The History and Techniqueoffers the definitive history of movie magic plus detailed technical explanations and diagrams. Packed with more than 500 photographs and profiles of such groundbreakers as George Lucas, James Cameron, and Robert Zemeckis, it is sure to appeal to fans of all ages. FromA Trip to the MoontoX-Men 3,fromThe Lost WorldtoWar of the Worlds,from the 1933King Kongto the 2005King Kong,this stunning book reveals the magic of special effects.
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Book details

List price: $75.00
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/3/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 384
Size: 9.75" wide x 11.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 5.478
Language: English

Foreword
The History of Special Effects
Optical Effects
Models
Animation
Matte Paintings
Make-up
Physical Effects
Sound
Conclusion
Special Effects Landmarks
Academy Awards
Glossary
Bibliography
Index
Picture Credits
Acknowledgements
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