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  1. Special Effects

    The illusions or tricks of the eye used in the film, television, theatre, video game, and simulator industries to simulate the imagined events in a story or virtual world are traditionally called special effects. 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, are techniques in which images or film frames are created photographically, either "in-camera" using multiple exposure, mattes, or the Schüfftan 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 are usually accomplished during the live-action shooting. This includes the use of mechanized props, scenery, scale models, animatronics, pyrotechnics and atmospheric effects: creating physical wind, rain, fog, snow, clouds, etc. Making a car appear to drive by itself and 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 to enhance a fight scene, or prosthetic makeup can be used to make an actor look like a non-human creature.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of special effects in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of special effects in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of special effects in a Sentence

  1. Wilfred Wong:

    China has clearly advanced from 10 years ago with the explosive growth of its market. Its films - special effects, blockbusters - have developed in line with increasing sophistication and demand in the entertainment sector.

  2. Dan Parise:

    There are so many aspects of it, the dancers, the lighting elements, the special effects, it's like a big jigsaw puzzle.

  3. Gugu Mbatha-Raw:

    I think we just look back at our mothers, our mothers' mothers, and our mothers' mothers' mothers, we have so much power just in our DNA. I hope people will realize that you don't need all of these special effects to feel that you have power inside of you.

  4. Roger Zelazny:

    Don't wake me for the end of the world unless it has very good special effects.

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