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Special Effects By Richard Rickitt

Special Effects by Richard Rickitt

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Summary

A comprehensive history of how special effects have evolved over time, from Ray Harryhausen to ILM, Pixar and Weta.

Special Effects Summary

Special Effects: The History and Technique by Richard Rickitt

The history of special effects is a long and varied one, incorporating so much more than shots of sleek starships or computer- generated raptors. From the concealed wires on Douglas Fairbanks' flying carpet in The Thief of Baghdad to the seemingly impossibly complex scenes in Lord of the Rings and King Kong, the special effects industry has continued to find new ways to fuel our imaginations and ensure our entertainment.

This book is not only a beautifully illustrated history of the special effects industry, looking at all the different types of audio and visual effects; it also contains detailed technical explanations of how the effects are created, accompanied by specially created illustrations.

Packed with over 500 colour illustrations taken from great movies and the personal portfolios of leading special effects experts, many of whom have been interviewed for and are profiled in the book, Special Effects is a treat for any movie fan. It will also be an essential tool for anyone looking to build a career in this area of the film industry.

Special Effects Reviews

'Richard Rickitt captures the essence of what inspires effects technicians to push the boundaries of creative film-making into the future.'


'This splendid volume is a tribute to the great effects pioneers whose innovations continue to inspire new generations of artists.'


' Richard Rickitt captures the essence of what inspires effects technicians to push the boundaries of creative film-making into the future.'

' This splendid volume is a tribute to the great effects pioneers whose innovations continue to inspire new generations of artists.'

About Richard Rickitt

Richard Rickitt is the founder of Clockwork Digital, a company that creates graphics, animation and special effects for film and television. He regularly gives lectures on the history and technology of special effects for institutions in the UK and abroad, including the Science Museum and the British Film Institute. He is the author of Special Effects: The History and Technique, and often contributes articles on film-making and special effects for a number of British and American magazines.

Additional information

GOR001378978
9781845131302
1845131304
Special Effects: The History and Technique by Richard Rickitt
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Aurum Press
2006-10-24
384
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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