Practical Effects

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In this case, I’m talking about practical effects in film.

These days, we’re so used to seeing everything done with computers that we forget there are other ways to accomplish things. I know it tends to be a blind spot for me because I work with computers. And, let’s face it, computer graphics have gotten really, really good and let people do amazing things for relatively little amounts of money. Still, I’m old enough to remember the days when movies relied on practical effects, instead of digital. And, that’s why this surreal, little film titled Club Palace caught my attention. It’s a little surreal, but it was created entirely with practical effects. It’s short at just about four minutes, but it’s also beautiful and well worth those few short minutes of your time.
Besides, it’s Friday and you could use at least a short break, right?