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Secrets of Hollywood Special Effects

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Contains illustrations and diagrams providing in depth coverage of special effects. This work covers different kinds of effects, including chemicals, pyrotechnics, weapons, levitation and weather. It includes case studies and a behind the scenes look at the The Fisher King. It also covers a variety of effects and techniques.
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Published June 18th 1992 by Focal Press
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When people write or talk about special effects the tend to focus on Computer generated or enhanced effects. There is lots of material out there on creating modern CG effects and that is what makes this book so special.

The only Special effects book I have ever found which focuses entirely on physical effects.

The book is quite technical, going into detail on how to do the specific effects, alternatives, and safety concerns. For example there are three recipes for fak
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