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James Cameron ...  Himself 9 episodes, 1994-1997
Richard Edlund ...  Himself 4 episodes, 1994-1996
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Documentary series dealing with every aspect of special effects in movies, from low-budget make-up to multi-million-dollar computer-generated graphics. The clear presentation includes descriptions of the creation and technical problems of the effects, and interviews with effects technicians, directors, stars and other crew. Each episode deals with one topic, effect or technician (eg theme park rides, CGI, Stan Winston), concentrating on one or more current or recent films. Written by Cynan Rees <cynanrees@hotmail.com>

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1994 (USA) See more »

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Le cinéma des effets spéciaux See more »

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(68 episodes)

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The entire Movie Magic first season has been made available on three different LaserDisc sets in Japan, published by Amuse Video in December 1994. Another Movie Magic LaserDisc has also been published in 1998, but it's only an anthology of 8 different episodes taken from all seasons. See more »

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i was inspired
2 June 2005 | by thefantompenaceSee all my reviews

well, say what you will about the show, but I was inspired by it as a kid growing up in the mid 90s (the kind who built model airplanes and made short movies while his friends played sports), and its one of the reasons I am now studying 3D modeling for visual effects and animation.

I don't know if this show would have the same impact today, seeing as how movie audiences take visual effects for granted as part of the movie-going experience (which is exactly how its SUPPOSED to be) but it certainly sparked my interest.

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