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Secrets of Hollywood Special Effects

1st Edition

By Robert McCarthy


208 pages

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Hardback: 9780240801087
pub: 1992-06-18
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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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / General