Introduction to Visual Effects. What is Visual Effects? How far back should we go?. Illusion & Magic. What makes a magic trick work? Are visual effects magic?. Early History. 1879 Altamira Spain 8 legged animals were drawn to show movement - Animation
What is Visual Effects?
How far back should we go?
What makes a magic trick work?
Are visual effects magic?
1879 Altamira Spain
8 legged animals were drawn to show movement - Animation
We’ve always been interested in capturing our real world.
Ancient Egypt: Wooden statues were used for prayer.Some were mechanical, using a series of pullies activated by a nearby water source.
Moving stages during the Renaissance
Automatons - What the heck are these? P.11
Importance of Technology.
1800’s - Theatres thrived.
They were huge and used advanced gas lighting systems.
Importance of story and its appeal.
What are the elements of theatre today?
We still use projections?
What are the best uses of effects here in Las Vegas?
1826 - Thaumatrope (Paris)
1832 - Zoetrope (William Horner)
1860 - Celluloid / Film
1888 - Kinetescope (Edison)
George Milies - The Father of Visual Effects
The first edit.
“Journey to the Moon” 1902.
The first science fiction piece.