chapter  5
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PRODUCTION DESIGNERS USE SPECIAL EFFECTS

With the explosive development of digital technology, many of today's films rely on dazzling effects rather than compelling stories. In this chapter we will see an overview of effects developed from the beginnings of filmmaking, see what technology offers today, and hear from some production designers who use special effects. As visual consultant Bruce Block says, "It's important that special effects be seamless-that they not draw attention to themselves, and that they support the story."