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Old 03-19-2013, 09:55 PM   #1
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The History of VFX - Part One: From Mary Queen of Scots to Citizen Kane

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Andy Stout begins our new six-part series looking at the history of VFX in cinema back where it all started, with early pioneers such as Georges Melies developing the optical effects that Orson Welles would use to such dramatic effect nearly half a century later.


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Old 03-20-2013, 12:50 AM   #2
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Great article!

A travesty Citizen Kane didn't get nominated for VFX. But it does remind me of the debacle VFX artists have today like when people praise the "animal trainer" for Life of Pi. :P
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"If you're looking for touchstones from the decade, King Kong probably stands out"

** it "probably" stands out?---the author makes it sound like there were a bunch of other giant dinosaur/ape movies being made at the time. lol
The optical printer was either designed or perfected on King Kong.

Pretty vague article if it can only highlight Metropolis and Citizen Kane and give passing glance to Kong, with no mention of Willis O' Brien's Lost World from the 1920s.

The transformation effects in the 1931 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde were pretty remarkable too. I watched an excerpt of Ladislav Starevich's the Devil's Ball and the character animation is really impressive. Never knew anyone had experimented with motion blur in the 1930s.
 
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Here is a fantastic article on the VFX of Citizen Kane:
http://nzpetesmatteshot.blogspot.co...cts-xanadu.html

and some clips from King Kong:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDFyYejYxpA

and the DINOSAURS from "THE LOST WORLD"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLVt6bMJ8Ds
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