Visual Effects: 100 Years of Inspiration

A YouTube video was brought to my attention this afternoon. I have been helping students with folios and photos over the past few weeks and so it was quite apt.

The video is called Visual Effects: 100 Years of Inspiration.

It is a collection of clips and making-of footage from notable visual effects films of the past century. It is very appropriate for classroom use and is a good introduction to media/film or studio arts.

Did you guess the films that the clips came from? I must be a movie buff because I guessed most of them. It is an amazing array and the time span is really so short and the changes have been so immense. However, the ingenuity of the human mind always seems o be able to come up with new and alternative ideas. Many of our students in the visual arts areas have wonderful imaginations and often have wonderful ideas and then have to think up alternatives that will fit their budget and the schools resources.

1900 – The Enchanted Drawing
1903 – The Great Train Robbery
1923 – The Ten Commandments (Silent)
1927 – Sunrise
1933 – King Kong
1939 – The Wizard of Oz
1940 – The Thief of Bagdad
1954 – 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
1956 – Forbidden Planet
1963 – Jason and the Argonauts
1964 – Mary Poppins
1977 – Star Wars
1982 – Tron
1985 – Back to the Future
1988 – Who Framed Roger Rabbit
1989 – The Abyss
1991 – Terminator 2: Judgement Day
1992 – The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
1993 – Jurassic Park
2004 – Spider-Man 2
2005 – King Kong
2006 – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
2007 – Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
2007 – The Golden Compass
2008 – The Spiderwick Chronicles
2008 – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

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