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Filmmaking by Jason Tomaric

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CHAPTER 18

Visual Effects

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INTRODUCTION

Whereas special effects are physical effects that occur on set, such as pyrotechnics, weather effects, miniatures, and forced-perspective sets, visual effects are created solely within the realm of the computer. Footage is either digitized and manipulated using sophisticated programs or created from scratch with every element being built within the modeling and animation software.

Visual effects can be organized ...

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