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Elemental Magic , Volume 2 by Joseph Gilland

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Chapter 6

Magic

The Art of Animating Pixie Dust

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Ah, magic! Just uttering the word seems to have some kind of an effect. And whether or not we actually believe in magic one way or another, we cannot deny its existence—at the very least in the form of storytelling and entertainment. From the very beginning of the history of filmmaking, magic has been portrayed abundantly in films of all kinds. In fact, when first witnessed by humans, moving pictures projected onto a wall were seen as a kind of magic. Many present at the time of the first demonstrations of film projections cried out in disbelief that a living, breathing, moving being could possibly ...

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