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The Complete Film Production Handbook, 4th Edition by Eve Light Honthaner

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Chapter 23

 

Effects

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

When you hear the word “effects,” you might automatically think of visual effects — the creation of the impossible, or maybe you think of special effects — the techniques used to create the car crashes and explosions we’ve so routinely come to expect in our action movies. The effects explored in this chapter, however, will include visual, physical, mechanical — even special make-up effects — all of which collectively seem to be getting bigger, bolder and more outrageous with each subsequent picture and each passing year. And it’s these collective effects that greatly aid and enhance the storytelling process, because there are no longer any limits to a writer’s imagination or a director’s vision (given a ...

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