- Special effect :
"The illusions or tricks of the eye used in the film, television, theatre, video game, and simulator industries to simulate the imagined events in a story or virtual world are traditionally called special effects (often abbreviated asSFX, SPFX, or simply FX).
Special effects are traditionally divided into the categories of optical effects and mechanical effects. With the emergence of digital film-making tools a greater distinction between special effects and visual effects has been recognized, with "visual effects" referring to digital post-production and "special effects" referring to on-set mechanical effects and in-camera optical effects."
- "In filmmaking, visual effects (abbreviated VFX) are the processes by which imagery is created and/or manipulated outside the context of a live action shot. Visual effects involve the integration of live-action footage and generated imagery to create environments which look realistic, but would be dangerous, expensive, impractical, or simply impossible to capture on film. Visual effects using computer generated imagery has recently become accessible to the independent filmmaker with the introduction of affordable and user friendly animation and compositing software."
- Take Five Minutes to Watch 100 Years of Visual Effects (YouTube)
The Evolution Of Visual Effects (YouTube)
"Video editor Jim Casey compiled this fantastic homage to visual effects in this amazing 3 minute montage.
The chronological showcase captures defining moments in visual effects history starting from 1878.
The progression is fascinating to see and it’s exciting to think what lies ahead.
For those curious, the music is “Liberi Fatali” from Final Fantasy VIII by Nobuo Uemats."
'The Last Airbender'