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Special Effects: The Swiss Army Knife of Filmmaking

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Special effects have evolved in the last several years into the "Swiss Army Knife" of filmmaking. At one time, special effects were only used for "physical" needs such as rain, smoke, wind, explosions, breaking glass, bullet hits, etc. With the advances in technology, a filmmaker now has access to "digital" effects, which can do just about anything. Do you need to add a river to a scene? No problem. Do you need to make that one-story building look like a ten-story high-rise? Done. Do you need to erase that airplane that accidentally flew through your scene, and while you are...

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