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Masters of FX by Ian Failes

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Animatic—a rough version of a sequence in the form of edited-together storyboards or other visual elements.

Animatronic—a practical puppet that typically incorporates robotics or electronics for lifelike animation and movement.

Anamorphic—a system of filming where a widescreen picture is acquired on non-widescreen film by squeezing the image captured vertically, and then projecting that image by stretching it back into the correct aspect ratio.

Bluescreen/greenscreen—a blue or green backing that can be set up behind moving actors or objects, allowing for easy isolation of that blue or green color in order to composite the actor or objects against a separately filmed or generated background.

CGI—computer generated imagery, also known ...

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