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ERIC Number: ED050608
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 392
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The Technique of Special Effects in Television.
Wilkie, Bernard
Television, with its special need for movement and continuous shooting, often demands different special effects techniques from those used in films. This book covers the techniques used to create special effects for television which meet these requirements and which also require less time and money than many film techniques. Included are descriptions of: the preparation and use of special props; dry ice equipment; fire and smoke simulation; pyrotechnics and explosives; bullet and bomb effects; trick guns, knives, and arrows; breakable props and fixtures; chemicals and chemical effects; wind, rain, snow, and fog effects; special lighting effects; optical devices and mirrors; inlay and overlay; scenic projection; high- and low-speed cameras; models and matte shots; demonstration aids; animation and captions; scoreboards and signalling devices; and materials and fabrication methods. The treatment of each subject is detailed and includes full descriptions of equipment, working principles, and type of effect obtained. Special attention is given both to safety measures that are necessary when working with dangerous equipment and to cost control. Many illustrations and diagrams are provided. (JY)
Hastings House, Publishers, Inc., 10 East 40th Street, New York, N.Y. 10016 ($15.00)
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