TITLE

DIGITAL SOLAR REFLECTIONS

AUTHOR(S)
Goldman, Michael
PUB. DATE
April 2005
SOURCE
Millimeter;Apr2005, Vol. 33 Issue 4, p30
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on the mysterious solar plant in the middle of the desert which was featured together with other several visual effects in the movie "Sahara." Significance of the solar plant environment to the entire plot; Techniques used to make it appear photo-real in full desert sunshine; Challenges faced by the filmmakers on how to create a photo-real reflections in 8,000 mirrors.
ACCESSION #
16865754

 

Related Articles

  • Pyrotechnic Special Effects. Armstrong, Malcolm // Image Technology;Mar1995, Vol. 77 Issue 3, p72 

    The article discusses the various pyrotechnical special effects used in the motion picture production including bullet hits, flash powder and black burst or fireburst bombs. Bullet hits are micro maroons 6mm in diameter and 30mm longfilled with a diazol or a mercuric-lead salt with a chlorate as...

  • Backgrounds come to the fore. Idelson, Karen // Daily Variety;12/13/2005, Vol. 289 Issue 53, pA6 

    The article reports on the complexity of digital backgrounds in making motion pictures in the U.S. Today's motion pictures are using digital artistry that have become more and more complicated and gaining significance in relation to other factors comprising the entire film-making process....

  • The high-end effect. Fox, David // TVB Europe;Dec2000, Vol. 9 Issue 12, p16 

    Reveals that special effects in motion picture production can be done with minimum cost using personal computers with two-dimensional or three-dimensional software. Prices of computer software for special effects; Samples of motion pictures which in which low-cost technology on special effects...

  • WILD WILD WEST: SPECIAL EFFECTS. Szebin, Frederick C. // Cinefantastique;Aug99, Vol. 31 Issue 7, p46 

    The article focuses on the special effects of the film "Wild Wild West" by Michael Lantieri. Such task involved the integration of the world's first wheelchair and first tank to represent the Tarantula that the villain had run with computer-generated imagery (CGI), western styles, and the 1860's...

  • SPECIAL EFFECTS: THE SWISS ARMY KNIFE OF MOVIEMAKING. Slone, Michael // MovieMaker;2010 Guide to Making Movies, Vol. 16 Issue 83, p78 

    The article focuses on the use of special effects in motion pictures and the role of technology in making these digital effects realistic. It mentions the reasons behind the prevalence of digital effects in the movie-making process such as the provision of effects that meets human imagination...

  • SOME SPECIAL PHOTOGRAPHIC EFFECTS. Waxman, Harry // Journal of the British Kinematograph Society;May/Jun1947, Vol. 10 Issue 3, p119 

    The article discusses some special photographic effects involving an aircraft flying above the clouds. The methods of producing cloud backgrounds include photographic backings and projected clouds. Dricold, a solid carbon dioxide, was used to make solid clouds while placed in water and forming a...

  • Pondering the Well-Oiled vfx of I, Robot. Robertson, Barbara // Animation;Jun2005, Vol. 19 Issue 6, p48 

    The article informs about the special effects used in the motion picture "I, Robot." All the robots in the film were digital. In fact, they were designed specifically not to look like actors wearing robot suits. Thus, with a digital main character and supporting cast with thousands of digital...

  • Watching London Bleed. Magid, Ron // Animation;Jul2007, Vol. 21 Issue 7, p44 

    The article focuses on the use of visual effects (vfx) shots on the film "28 Weeks Later." The effects allowed visual effects supervisor Sean Mathiesen to create a visual of a completely deserted London making it look like an apocalyptic zombie zone. Moreover, Mathiesen employed digital visual...

  • Big Trouble in Ancient China. Magid, Ron // Animation;May2008, Vol. 22 Issue 5, p72 

    The article focuses on the visual effects of the film "The Forbidden Kingdom." It relates that the film, which is directed by Rob Minkoff, relied on the services of 10 visuals effects vendors which include Macrograph, Asia Legend Illusion Arts and Svengali. It is mentioned that all the visual...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics