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1st Edition

Secrets of Hollywood Special Effects

ISBN 9780240801087
Published June 18, 1992 by Routledge
208 Pages

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Book Description

Whether you are a working professional, a performance student or just interested in the techniques behind the effects, Secrets of Hollywood Special Effects provides the insights you've been looking for. This text is the comprehensive guide to special effects.

Many different kinds of effects are covered, including chemicals, pyrotechnics, weapons, levitation and weather. Written by a recognized expert in the field, this book contains over 200 illustrations and diagrams providing in depth coverage of every detail. Case studies and a "behind the scenes" look at the 'The Fisher King' are included.

Table of Contents

Rain and water; Snow; Steam; Smoke; Fire; Chemical effects; Wire flying and levitation; Weapons; Non-pyrotechnic projectiles; Pyrotechnics; Fireworks; Special effects and stunts; The Gleason Years; The Fisher King; Appendix; Glossary.

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