Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM


Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.


Movie magic

No description

katlyne declerck

on 2 April 2014

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of Movie magic

Movie magic
Katlyne Declerck, Wannes De Ridder, Jannes Moerenhout and Kaat Vandenbussche
Summary: From Gimmicks To FX
movie making

• Very expensive
• New experiments: - 1920: sound and color
- 1950: widescreen formats
- Recently: FX
• FX (special effects)
- ‘gimmicks’: additional value
- add odors
Ex. 1959: Behind the Great Wall (50 odors through the airco)
1960: Smell-O-Vision (smell of food and pipe smoke)

William Castle

• Low budget horror movies:

(life insurance policies)
- Tingler (jolts in the seats)
Thirteen Ghosts
Ghost glasses Increase anticipation Scarier
House on Hounted Hill
(inflatable skeleton)

entertainment + a lot off profit

Further development:

: crack ribs
Disadvantages: too succesfull => disturbs other theaters

House of Wax
: Movie in 3D (special glasses)
Disadvantages: eyestrain

In the future: IMAX- very scary

Quote: “Check with you cardiologist before seeing this film.”

Summary: A Big Gorilla Started It All
• Life:

- fascinated by the stop-motion => “King Kong” (1933)

- Started experimenting early

- Studies:
trick photography

• Career:

- Special effects creator (late 20th century)

- Legend and inspiration to technical wizards

- Stop-motion animation in films

- Animated shorts for Paramount Studios

- His success: “Mother Goose Stories”

- FX work
low budget
science fiction monster films

- Evolved to fantasy/adventure stories in colour

• He retained close bonds with his family
- Father: the ball and socket joints
- Mother: the fur coverings
No assistants

• 1992: lifetime achievement Oscar

• Film => vehicle to showcase his talent,
marked with
- taste
- imagination
- kinetic magic

Ray Harryhausen

Jason and the Argonauts

• Ray Harryhausen
• The battle scene:
- One-foot-tall model skeletons equipped with joints
1. Photo in one pose
2. Adjust the skeletons slightly
3. Again Photo
4. Repeat
Illusion of objects moving on their own
- Skeletons fighting with 3 live actors
- Process: 4,5 months


• Ray's replaced by :
SCGI + performance-capture animation

• “King Kong” and “Lord of the rings”
=> inspired by Harryhausen

• Today: on DVD

Extra Information
Film director: James Cameron
Leading roles: Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet
The story: - different class
- jump off the ship
- Roses' boyfriend = jealous
- collides on a iceberg
- Rose survives and Jack dies

1998: Academy award for visual effects
Miniature of 14 meters
Digital Domein: water, smoke etc.
Ship SS Jeremiah O'Brien
The back of the set: green
The Hobbit
The Story: - journey of Bilbo Bagings
Adventure / fantasy
$200 million blockbuster
NOT computer generated

iconic hallway fight scene => 100 foot rotating hallway

water comes rushing in through the windows of the Japanese dream castle => 13 000 liters of water

action movie => people's dreams
PASIV-device => steal or plant ideas
mind games => physical reality = fantasy subjects => real world
photo-realistic approach => truly outrageous imagery
pay attention to details
supervisor = Chris Corbould
- 52 years old
- FX coordinator
- Academy Award for Best Visual Effects
- Skyfall and The Dark Night
Summery of the texts:

From gimmicks to FX
A big gorilla started it all

Extra information: special effects in movies

- Titanic
- Inception
- Avatar
- The hobbit

Film Director: Peter Jackson
Joe Letteri: - °1957
- graduated 1981
- first movie 1989
- 4 Oscars
- Weta Digital
Making of the dragon Smaug
-Same technology as in
-facial expression of an actor

facial expression of a dragon
-mocap suit

dragon that moves very naturally
Revolutionary animation techniques (Weta Digital)
Director and writer: James Cameron
Extra: it took about 200 million US dollar to make Avatar
World of Pandora = wealthy scientists
Jake Sully
The scene:
Abstract objects simulate movie objects
Scene 3D
Laboratory: only reallife scene
The characters:
Similar to the animation of the scene
Actors have cameras attached to their forehead
Any questions?
Full transcript