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Special Effects: Titanic and Beyond

Welcome to the companion Web site for the NOVA program, "Special Effects Titanic and Beyond," originally broadcast on November 3, 1998. In the NOVA program we go behind the scenes of Hollywood's biggest blockbuster ever, "Titanic," and lift the curtain on a host of Hollywood's special effects. Here's what you'll find online:
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Chicken
    You're the visual effects supervisor and the director is counting on you to pull a supersize Leghorn out of your hat. Play this game and find out where the science of perception meets the art of special effects.

  • Reel Timeline: 1890-Future
    Check out movie milestones of a century of cinema, from the smoke and mirrors of the 1890s to the digital dazzle of the 1990s.

  • Wizards of Ahs Q&A
    Want to know the secrets of "Titanic," "The X-Files" (movie) and "Flubber"? Hear from the filmmakers behind the effects in these movies.

  • So You Want to Be In Pixels
    Meet computer animators who combine art and science in new ways in this careers profile.

  • Titanic: What's Real
    Take the challenge and see if you can tell reality from illusion.

  • Virtual Humans
    Find out about the new silicon stars in Hollywood.
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