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How to make special effects

Most people, who are fond of watching movies, wish to see and experience something amazing and breathe taking in front of their eyes. This is why filmmakers instil special movie effects in their movies to attract more and more audience. This article will introduce you to certain techniques, through which special effects are created and used in different fields. Significance of Special Effects in Movies Amid fierce competition in the field of filmmaking, special effect is one such tactic that is used to attract the audience and provide any movie with a USP. Most of the award winning movies are even recognized and talked about for some unbelievable special effects in it.

How to make special effects

Ways of Creating Special Effects with Still Cameras The magic of special effects is created through different types of cameras, which are implemented and operated according to the special effect desired to be created. One of the popular one is still cameras, which are specially designed to capture fast moves in a way that could make it appear as something unreal. These still cameras are placed in large numbers at the shooting location and then when the shot is taken; all these cameras are clicked at the same time. On being watched together, they portray slow motion and mid-air type effects. Further refinement of these scenes is done through the software named ‘Morphing Software.’ This software helps in removing all the imperfections and gaps between the scenes, by creating a digitized version of the images.

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Special Effects in News Rooms Another very prominent place where special effects are used is the news channels. Most part of the news that we see is live, still we find some amazing backgrounds displayed behind the newsreader. Such background is a result of the special effect called ‘compositing.’ The most common example of a background created out of compositing is the weather report.

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For compositing, the original shot is taken in front of a blue screen where the weather forecaster self imposes themselves in a natural appearance. Later on this blue screen is attached with the actual weather forecasting screen with the help of compositing. Special effects are a good way to spice up a dull and boring webpage or scene of a movie. It improves the audience value as people are always keen to witness something extraordinary and unreal in front of their eyes.

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