Special Effects in Movies

There are many illusions that are created in television programs, movies, theater or in other aspects of the entertainment business in order to create the simulations of certain events that have been imagined and would otherwise be too hard to do physically, and these are known as Special Effects, which are often abbreviated as SPFX, SFX or sometimes just as FX. Traditionally, these are divided into the two broad categories that are known Optical Effects and Mechanical Effects. The last few years have seen the rise of many tools that help in digital film-making and these tools are just…

Spider-Man and the Special Effects

When the first movie in the Spider-Man series came out, it created quite a stir due to the over the top stunt sequences and the brilliant graphics that were incorporated into this movie. John Dyskstra, one of the best special effects directors in the Hollywood business at present was hired to do the visual effects of the film. He was the one who actually convinced the director to use computer generated images for the dare devil stunt sequences of the lead superhero as well as the villains in the film, because otherwise, these stunts would have been very hard…

The Use of Special Effects in the Thief of Bagdad

The Thief of Bagdad released long back in 1940 is considered to be a very important movie in Hollywood purely because of the fact that the amount of special effects used in the film was by far more than that had so long been seen and the quality of these special effects also made it a very a wonderful experience for both the audience and the critics. A few years back, with the release of Flying down to Rio, there was widespread awe for the special effects that were used in it, but with The Thief of Bagdad, it was…

Special Effects in the Harry Potter Film Series

The Harry Potter series of movies is one of the longest running and costliest franchisees of all the Hollywood productions, surpassing even the likes of Pirates of the Caribbean as well the highly popular X-Men and Spider-Man franchisees and most of its huge budget was devoted to create the high quality special effects as well as the visual brilliance that can be seen in the six movies of this series that have so far been released. The six films as well as the last one which is on the shooting floor right now have been made at the staggeringly high…

The Old Man and the Sea Pioneered the Use of Special Effects in Hollywood

The movie The Old Man and the Sea, based on the original cult classic novel of the same name written by Ernest Hemingway was released in the year 1958 and was one of the first Hollywood productions to expansively use special effects in the making of the film. The film was directed by John Sturges and starred Spencer Tracy as the Old Man. According to Sturges, this was one of the best movies that he has ever made as well as the worst, simply because of the special effects that were used in the movie were not good enough for…

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