Types Of Special Effects
Special effects have a very vital and important role within film. In this post I will be analysing how special effects have progressed over time and the different types and categories.
There are 2 main categories for special effects, optical effects and mechanical effects.
Optical effects are where images or film frames are created photographically. An optical effect might be used to put an actor in front of a different background.
Mechanical effects (also known as physical effects. It includes the use of mechanical props and scenery. Mechanical effects can produce physical wind, rain, snow and fog. It is very useful in film.
Since the 1990's, computer generated imagery (CGI) has become huge in the film industry. It gives film makers great control and allows films to become more creative.