Friday, September 30, 2011

What makes a cool film?

A key aspect of interesting films are the special effects. They are divided into various categories such as visual, sound and physical effects. Some of them are: make-up, digital character creation, manipulation of landscapes and colour or physical effects implemented in the set, such as machines that generate wind and rain.

Bella's wound in Twilight

Motion Capture is one of the most innovative special effects. It refers to recording actions of human actors, and using that information to animate digital character models in 2D or 3D computer animation. When it includes face and fingers or captures subtle expressions, it is often referred to as performance capture.

The use of motion capture for computer character animation is relatively new, having begun in the late 1970's, and only now beginning to become widespread. It is recent and, after Avatar,  very famous way of recording a movie is the Motion Capture. 

The 3D is another effect that involves the public in the fantasy. A film in 3D has the objective of causing the illusion in your eyes in a way to make it more real as if you were really seeing a film through a window between the real world and the fastastic world of the cinema.

At first, the predominant layers were red and blue or green. Because of the difference between the two images, the brain used to "see" an image in three dimensions but that used to cause headache, eye problems and nausea.

Here are some famous films which used some of the special effects mentioned above:
Special effects make cinema much more attractive and interesting, don't they?

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