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Special Effects

Season 1, Ep. 30

The history of Special Effects — from stop motion to motion capture.


In just over a century, we special effects have been subject to rapid innovation. What were the biggest breakthroughs? How did the digital revolution transform the industry? And, what does the future hold?


Today on the show, we speak to film historian Julie Turnock who answers all that and more, revealing the biggest technological secrets behind movie magic.


This episode was produced by Emily Whalley


The senior producer is Charlotte Long


Edited and mixed by Stuart Beckwith


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