special effects
noun plural Date: 1937 visual or sound effects introduced into a motion picture, video recording, or taped television production

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • special effects — n. 1. artificial visual effects, either realistic or fantastic, used to create illusions in films 2. the art or work of creating these illusions 3. the complex mechanical devices and photographic techniques used to produce the effects …   English World dictionary

  • Special Effects —   [ speʃəl ɪ fekts, engl.] (Spezialeffekte), Filmtechnik: im Film oder im Soundtrack eines Films eingesetzte Mittel zur Darstellung und Visualisierung von in der Realität so nicht existierenden Situationen, z. B. Aktionen in gigant. Landschaften …   Universal-Lexikon

  • special effects — ► PLURAL NOUN ▪ illusions created for films and television by props, camerawork, computer graphics, etc …   English terms dictionary

  • special effects — Motion Pictures, Television. unusual visual and sound effects beyond the range of normal photography or recording, as simulated fires or earthquakes, explosions, thunder and lightning, miniaturized or enlarged images, or other optical or… …   Universalium

  • special effects — (or F/X, SFX, SPFX, or EFX)   a broad, wide ranging term used by the film industry meaning to create fantastic visual and audio illusions that cannot be accomplished by normal means, such as travel into space. Many visual (photographic) or… …   Glossary of cinematic terms

  • Special-Effects — Spezialeffekt: kleiner Feuerball Als Spezialeffekt (englisch special effects), auch Special FX (von englisch lautmalerisch „ef–eks“) bzw. kurz SPFX oder SFX (doppeldeutig mit SFX sound effects), werden mechanische Techniken bezeichnet, um… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Special Effects — Spezialeffekt: kleiner Feuerball Als Spezialeffekt (englisch special effects), auch Special FX (von englisch lautmalerisch „ef–eks“) bzw. kurz SPFX oder SFX (doppeldeutig mit SFX sound effects), werden mechanische Techniken bezeichnet, um… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • special effects — Motion Pictures, Television. unusual visual and sound effects beyond the range of normal photography or recording, as simulated fires or earthquakes, explosions, thunder and lightning, miniaturized or enlarged images, or other optical or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • special effects — spe′cial effects′ n. pl. mot rtv unusual visual and sound effects created for motion pictures or television, as simulations of space travel, earthquakes, or supernatural phenomena • Etymology: 1940–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • special effects — /spɛʃəl əˈfɛkts/ (say speshuhl uh fekts) plural noun TV, Film, etc. effects, especially visual, of a startling or fantastic nature, produced by sophisticated techniques, as computer animation, etc …   Australian English dictionary

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