Illusions Of The Movies

Regular readers may remember that I was planning a trip Universal Studios shortly after posting my recent forced perspective article. While these pictures from a previous trip to the park may not technically involve forced perspective, it still was fun to be able to take interactive photos with the cartoon characters from The Simpsons. My boyfriend and I took these while they were building The Simpsons Ride and had these fun partitions up to block off the construction from the public.

While I didn’t end up getting any good forced perspective images during my most recent trip, I did learn a lot about the illusions used in movies to convince us that what’s on the screen is actually going on in reality. There are tons of special effects used in movies, from set models to green screen to motion capture, which is why a trip to Universal Studios is so cool. They really try to explain these effects and use them to interact with park-goers in real time. Perhaps the best example was their Special Effects show, which can be seen in its entirety here:

What do you guys think of these kind of movie illusions? Would you like to see more of them on the site?

25 Replies to “Illusions Of The Movies”

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    This is an optical illusion i made of my fav singer Key, from SHINee! :D

    1. *Listening to SHINee* blah blah scroll through pictures out of boredom :O ‘KEEEEYY!!!!!!’

      ^^what just happened. You’re awesome

  2. The secret of good video is good audio. I wish the audio was better. I produce Video so I like this.

  3. Can you imagine some alien archeologist in the far distant future creating an understanding of human civilization and factoring these images into its conclusions?

  4. WOW! Americans really are vaccous. No wonder your society is dead and your economy is a joke.

    Game over for the eternal Peter Pan balls. Grow spoilt brats.

  5. we went to the one in Florida and my dad was called upon stage to do the bike scene in 101 Dalmations when he fell in the water. it was fun

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