ERIC Number: ED433209
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Special Effects Activity Guide.
Boxer, Jennifer; Valenta, Carol
This guide accompanies "Special Effects," a 40-minute IMAX film and "Special Effects II", a multimedia, interactive traveling exhibit designed by the California Museum of Science and Industry. The exhibit focuses on the underlying scientific and technical processes of special effects from the earliest motion picture to state-of-the-art digital computer graphics. The guide contains activities, questions, and projects that allow students to create and further uncover the mystery of special effects. Contents include: (1) "Science Concepts"; (2) "More Than Meets the Eye (Perception)"; (3) "A Matter of Perception (Perception)"; (4) "Monsters, Motion, and Mechanics (Physics)"; (5) "Mysterious Makeup and Preposterous Props (Chemistry)"; and (6) "High-Tech Reality (Technology)." (CCM)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Elementary Secondary Education, Film Production, Films, Higher Education, Photography, Physics, Science Education, Special Effects, Technology, Visual Literacy
WGBH, 125 Western Avenue, Boston, MA 02134.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: WGBH-TV, Boston, MA.
Note: Funding also provided by Silicon Graphics Computer Systems. Forty-minute IMAX film not available from ERIC.