Does anyone know common tricks used for practical effects in early films? [more inside]
The time machine in back to the future was just a DeLorean covered in ______. What's the word for _____?
Prompted by the success of a previous post, I have another special effects question. Is there a term of art for the stuff like extra model kit parts and other doodads glued to a model to give it a sense of scale and complexity? [more inside]
How do I age someone for a film? Looking for something relatively cheap/easy. We don't have any proper makeup experience. [more inside]
Help me parlay my love of gore into a career. [more inside]
How did Kubrick film the psychedelic 'stargate' sequence of "2001: A Space Odyssey"? Some of the movie's special effects are obviously crude CGI (like the cockpit displays during spacecraft rendezvous) but the ending seems far more sophisticated. Regular old animation? Looks too... digital. Articles on 'the making of' I've seen never discuss this all-important visual (although it's cool knowing about the spinning set used for example in the jogging scene).