How they did those special effects.

#1 by Robert Crewdson ( deleted ) , Wed Aug 05, 2015 3:30 pm

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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RE: How they did those special effects.

#2 by Vidar Olavesen , Thu Aug 06, 2015 2:13 pm

I used to do stop motion with my Elmo camera back in the late 70's ... My friend was sliding the lawn with a hockey stick and no leg movement :-) Good fun


 
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RE: How they did those special effects.

#3 by Robert Crewdson ( deleted ) , Thu Aug 06, 2015 3:07 pm

I tried it with a Standard 8mm camera, I had lots of ideas, but unfortunately I had to help take care of a disabled person, and I didn't have the free time to experiment. I did try split screen and superimposition, as I had a Super 8 film rewinder.



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#4 by David Hardy ( deleted ) , Sat Aug 08, 2015 2:51 pm

I never knew that was the son of the Spam Can locomotive engineer Robert.


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#5 by Robert Crewdson ( deleted ) , Sat Aug 08, 2015 2:55 pm

Oliver Bulleid designed locomotives for the Southern Railway.



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