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Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Behind-the-Scenes GIFs Reveal How Special Effects Were Done in Silent Films
Long before CGI and the green screen, silent filmmakers were incorporating astounding visual effects into their work. These ingenious techniques didn’t rely on digital tools, as there were none at the time. Instead, to surprise and delight viewers, silent film effects used elements like trick perspective, hidden pulleys, and filter adjustments to make the magic happen.
Redditor Auir2blaze compiled some of these effects into a post on Imgur and then explained how exactly they were done.