Visual Effects – Arts & Humanities Quiz

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Visual Effects – Arts & Humanities Quiz

The key terms of Arts & Humanities Quiz include, Visual Effects, Camera, Products.



1910s Visual Effects

Editing, camera movement, shot composition, and lighting

Dissolves, effects in-camera. split-screen and double exposures


1920s Visual Effects

Combining full-size sets with miniatures using mirrors, models, animation,matte painting, rear projection, and full-scale mechanical effects


1939 Visual Effects

first Academy Award in Special Effects given to “The Rains Came”


1950s Visual Effects

larger-than-life-formats such as CinemaScope, VistaVision, Cinerama, and 3-D


Why does Quentin Tarantino want to retire?

Because of the rapid conversion to digital

He cannot project from 35 mm prints in the majority of American cinemas


Trailer (Preview)

An advertisement or a commercial for a feature film that will be exhibited in the future at a cinema

The term “trailer” comes from their having originally been shown at the end of a feature film screening

Effective “mini-movies” to entice viewers


1970 Visual Effects

Star Wars – George Lucas

Lucas’s technicians built first computer-controlled camera (motion-control)


1980s Visual Effects

Computer Graphics (CG) start becoming more common

Star Trek, Return of the Jedi, TRON


1990s Visual Effects

Effects become digitally controlled

Terminator 2, Toy Story, Titanic


December 2000

15 digital cinema screens in North America
11 in Western Europe
4 in Asia
1 in South America


How many of the world’s cinema screens are now digitized?

98.2% (May 2016)


Why does Quentin Tarantino want to retire?

Because of the rapid conversion to digital

He cannot project from 35 mm prints in the majority of American cinemas


Trailer (Preview)

An advertisement or a commercial for a feature film that will be exhibited in the future at a cinema

The term “trailer” comes from their having originally been shown at the end of a feature film screening

Effective “mini-movies” to entice viewers


Product Placement

An advertising technique used by companies to subtly promote their products through a non-traditional advertising technique, usually through appearances in film, television, or other media

A company will often pay a fee to have their product used, displayed, or significantly featured in a movie or show


How are product placement ads often initiated?

through an agreement between a product manufacturer and the media company in which the media company receives economic benefit


Merchandising

Film producers license the right to sell film-related products to other companies

The sale of movie-related products can not only generate substantial revenue, but the presales of merchandising rights can sometimes contribute to a film’s production budget


How much did The Lord of the Rings trilogy attract in merchandising revenues?

over $1.2 billion


Breakdown of a Dollar at the Box Office

34.4¢ — Film rental
26.6¢ — Labor
24.5¢ — Rent, mortgage, overhead
9¢ — Advertising

Leaving only:
3.5¢ — Profit (before taxes)


1890-1900s Visual Effects

Georges Melies – accidentally discovering “stop-action”

Soon using stop-action, double-exposure, fast and slow motion, dissolves, and perspective tricks


1910s Visual Effects

Editing, camera movement, shot composition, and lighting

Dissolves, effects in-camera. split-screen and double exposures


1920s Visual Effects

Combining full-size sets with miniatures using mirrors, models, animation,matte painting, rear projection, and full-scale mechanical effects


1939 Visual Effects

first Academy Award in Special Effects given to “The Rains Came”


1950s Visual Effects

larger-than-life-formats such as CinemaScope, VistaVision, Cinerama, and 3-D


1970 Visual Effects

Star Wars – George Lucas

Lucas’s technicians built first computer-controlled camera (motion-control)


1980s Visual Effects

Computer Graphics (CG) start becoming more common

Star Trek, Return of the Jedi, TRON


1990s Visual Effects

Effects become digitally controlled

Terminator 2, Toy Story, Titanic


How many of the world’s cinema screens are now digitized?

98.2% (May 2016)


Why does Quentin Tarantino want to retire?

Because of the rapid conversion to digital

He cannot project from 35 mm prints in the majority of American cinemas


Trailer (Preview)

An advertisement or a commercial for a feature film that will be exhibited in the future at a cinema

The term “trailer” comes from their having originally been shown at the end of a feature film screening

Effective “mini-movies” to entice viewers


Product Placement

An advertising technique used by companies to subtly promote their products through a non-traditional advertising technique, usually through appearances in film, television, or other media

A company will often pay a fee to have their product used, displayed, or significantly featured in a movie or show


Breakdown of a Dollar at the Box Office

34.4¢ — Film rental
26.6¢ — Labor
24.5¢ — Rent, mortgage, overhead
9¢ — Advertising

Leaving only:
3.5¢ — Profit (before taxes)


Merchandising

Film producers license the right to sell film-related products to other companies

The sale of movie-related products can not only generate substantial revenue, but the presales of merchandising rights can sometimes contribute to a film’s production budget


How much did The Lord of the Rings trilogy attract in merchandising revenues?

over $1.2 billion


Product Placement

An advertising technique used by companies to subtly promote their products through a non-traditional advertising technique, usually through appearances in film, television, or other media

A company will often pay a fee to have their product used, displayed, or significantly featured in a movie or show


How are product placement ads often initiated?

through an agreement between a product manufacturer and the media company in which the media company receives economic benefit


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