Movie magic : behind the scenes with special effects

by Scott, Elaine, 1940-

Format: Print Book 1995
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Penn Hills Library Juvenile j 791.43 SCO
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile
Call Number  j 791.43 SCO
From the imploding house in Poltergeist to the T-rex in Jurassic Park, the fascinating world of special effects come to life in this newest addition to Scott's popular behind-the-scenes series. Scott introduces the geniuses--some of whom got their start in their teens--who create the visual, physical, and makeup effects for movies and TV. Photos.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 4^-7. Had the photos all been of uniform quality (some are simply too dark or fuzzy), this would have been an outstanding book. As it is, it's still a well-done overview of a subject that fascinates many kids. Part of the charm lies in Scott's comparing old and new special effects techniques and her descriptions of the planning and coordination of effects for such popular films as Forrest Gump, Jurassic Park, and Backdraft. She also pays heed to the influence that computers have had on the film industry and gets down to some nitty-gritty descriptions of the ways that mattes, models, and special makeups are used today. A glimpse of a few of the people who work in the business adds to the fun. --Stephanie Zvirin"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Cinematography -- Special effects -- Juvenile literature.
Cinematography -- Special effects.
Publisher New York :Morrow Junior Books,1995
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description 95 pages : illustrations ; 23 x 29 cm
ISBN 0688124771
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