Even if you can't afford to currently shoot Super 8 or 16m, these two books make interesting reading for those who want to know how some effects were achieved in the days when it required skill and perfect timing, rather than a computer program. Written by H.A. V. Bulleid (1912-2009), son of a famous locomotive designer. He was a columnist in 'Amateur Cine World'. 'Trick Effects with the Cine Camera' first appeared in July 1936, the much larger 'Special Effects in Cinematography' appeared in 1954. His work was read by the professionals in the industry. Subjects include; animation, superimposition, split screen, optical effects, mirrors, fades, wipes, travelling matte, sound effects, and much more.
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