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The illusions used in the film, television, theater, or entertainment industries to simulate the imagined events in a story are traditionally called special effects (a.k.a. SFX, SPFX, or simply FX).
The illusions used in the film, television, theater, or entertainment industries to simulate the imagined events in a story are traditionally called special effects (a.k.a. SFX, SPFX, or simply FX).

Special effects are traditionally divided into the categories of optical effects and mechanical effects. With the emergence of digital film-making tools a greater distinction between special effects and visual effects has been recognized, with "visual effects" referring to digital post-production and "special effects" referring to on-set mechanical effects and in-camera optical effects.

Optical effects (also called photographic effects), are techniques in which images or film frames are created photographically, either "in-camera" using multiple exposure, mattes, or the Schfftan process, or in post-production processes using an optical printer.
An optical effect might be used to place actors or sets against a different background.

Mechanical effects (also called practical or physical effects), are usually accomplished during the live-action shooting. This includes the use of mechanized props, scenery, scale models, pyrotechnics and Atmospheric Effects: creating physical wind, rain, fog, snow, clouds etc. Making a car appear to drive by itself, or blowing up a building are examples of mechanical effects. Mechanical effects are often incorporated into set design and makeup. For example, a set may be built with break-away doors or walls, or prosthetic makeup can be used to make an actor look like a monster.

Since the 1990s, computer generated imagery (CGI) has come to the forefront of special effects technologies. CGI gives film-makers greater control, and allows many effects to be accomplished more safely and convincingly -- and even, as technology marches on, at lower costs. As a result, many optical and mechanical effects techniques have been superseded by CGI.

Mindtrick Music

Aug 16, 2012 |
Unique Audio/Visual design and production for all modern media. ... Read more

Especial Effects co

Nov 17, 2010 |
86 Woodhurst ave
Pettswood Kent BR51AT
07000 433332
Special effects for film, television, stage and photography creating Pyrotechnics, wind, rain, snow and make-up effects. ... Read more

Royalty Free Music at Foto Search

Aug 16, 2011 |
We offer music and sounds from companies like, Music Bakery, Twisted Tracks, Studio Cutz, NoiseFuel, Crank City Music, Communication Data, and many more. With our audio tracks artists can complete ... Read more

LightflowsVFX

Oct 11, 2013 |
Lightflows Visual Effects are a post production studio who provide visual effects and visual effects photography services for film and television. We provide the following services [Visual Effects ... Read more

LM Productions

Feb 3, 2009 |
Courtlands Road
Eastbourne East Sussex BN22 8UY
+44 (0)1323 432170
LM Productions specialises in visual multimedia communications, incorporating the most advanced technologies and award winning creativity to produce events ranging from an intimate laser show to the ... Read more