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Early Special Effects

How did the art of special effects start? learn about it here!

Tyler Davidson

on 15 May 2011

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Early Special Effects By: Tyler Davidson
2011 The Start Started in 1895
Alfred Clark used the "Stop Trick" Used in Mary Queen of the Scots
executioner would raise ax
camera was stopped
Mary replaced by dummy
Ax brought down Alfred Clark Georges Méliès Georges Méliès Was also a pioneer
known as the Cinemagician
created famous movie: Le Voyage dans la lune (1902)
Also disscovered "stop trick" Kinetoscope Created by Edison in 1888
allowed people to see pictures that appeared to move
Edison perfected it to the movie projector Flip Books A simpler version of kinetoscope
a large number pages attached one-on-top-of another
drawings on each one
flip pages fast
used in animation
how kinetoscope worked
still used today for fun Questions 1.) What is the most interesting thing you learned?
2.) What is one thing you already knew? (if none put N/A)
3.) Why do you think people use FX
4.) When did people first use FX and who? Flip Book Creation
1.) decide what to do it on
2.) draw something on the page and on the next page change it just slightly
3.) keep going untill you get an animation Pictures/Video Cited
Alfred Clark. N.d. Flickr. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 May 2011. <http://www.flickr.com/photos/civilwar_veterans_tombstones/5551699013/galleries/>.
Clark, Alfred. Execution of Mary Queen of Scots. YouTube. N.p., 1895. Web. 14 May 2011. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCeikRNVH4k>.
Flip Book. N.d. Colorful Cartoons. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 May 2011. <http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/ld/projects/trc/2004/manual/internal_chapters/ya_cartoons.htm>.
Georges Meleis. N.d. Spectacular Attractions. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 May 2011. <http://drnorth.wordpress.com/2009/11/21/georges-melies-a-magician-at-work/>.
Kinetoscope. N.d. YBDC. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 May 2011. <http://www.exeter.ac.uk/bdc/young_bdc/movingpics/movingpics9.htm>.
A Trip o the Moon. N.d. Kuddelsaus. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 May 2011. <http://kuddelsaus.wordpress.com/2010/02/16/a-trip-to-the-moon-now-and-in-1902/>.
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