Sunday, 20 November 2016

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An American Werewolf In London:Werewolf Transformation Scene

An American Werewolf In London: Werewolf Transformation Scene
Rick Baker was already well known in Hollywood before An American Werewolf In London, but after visualizing the impossible, his special effects star rose to even greater heights. Showing a werewolf transformation in real time had been a dream shared by moviemakers over the years, but Rick was the first to make it look realistic — and painful. The effect was so labor intensive that it took six days just to film this scene.

An American Werewolf In London's transformation sequence has rarely been effectively imitated with practical effects since, and still makes audiences squirm like it did when the film came out 35 years ago.
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Star Wars Return Of The Jedi: Jabba the Hutt

Star Wars Return Of The Jedi: Jabba the Hutt
Jabba The Hutt may look dumb in the digital updates George Lucas added to the Special Edition releases, but when Return of the Jedi first came out, his practical effects puppet body was truly a work of art. 

Jabba's jiggly body, slug-like tail, and toad mouth were all controlled manually. (In fact, the only things animatronic on Jabba were his eyes and his crazy tongue, which could also be controlled by puppeteers.) Using puppeteers to control Jabba in real time gave him a more realistic effect and therefore made him much more effective on film — he was able to interact with the other actors and make us believe Hutts were real. Of course, this level of detail isn't easy to accomplish — Jabba remains the most expensive puppet ever made.
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2001 A Space Odyssey: Zero Gravity Jog

2001 A Space Odyssey: Zero Gravity Jog
2001: A Space Odyssey is a groundbreaking movie in several ways, but one practical effect in particular changed special effects forever — the zero gravity jog. Rather than rotate the camera director Stanley Kubrick made movie history by having rotating set pieces built so the rooms would spin as Frank Poole ran.
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