The Special Effects ProjectNOVA/WGBH Boston and the California Museum of Science and Industry have joined together to present the following coordinated film and exhibit.
NOVA Special Effects is a 35-minute IMAX/OMNIMAX® film produced by NOVA/WGBH Boston with the participation of 14 U.S. and 4 international science museums. It is slated to premiere in summer/fall 1996 at these theaters, and then open in additional large format theaters worldwide. The film will tell how special effects filmmakers use their understanding of the human visual system to create their illusions and will demonstrate these visual principles at work in the uniquely experiential 70mm/15 perforation format.
Special Effects 2 is a multimedia, interactive traveling exhibit designed by the California Museum of Science and Industry which opened at the museum in December 1994 and will travel to 15 other U.S. and Canadian museums and science centers between 1995 and 1999. The exhibit focuses on the underlying science and technical processes of special effects, from the earliest motion pictures to the current state-of-the art digital computer graphics.
CreditsThe SPECIAL EFFECTS activity guides are a project of the California Museum of Science and Industry and NOVA/WGBH Boston, with major funding from the National Science Foundation. Air transportation for NOVA's Special Effects provided by United Airlines.
Copyright © 1995 WGBH Educational Foundation and California Museum of Science and Industry. Educators may photocopy these activities. All other rights reserved.