12th August 2016
- Forced perspective – It is a sort of optical illusion where the subject is shot in a way to make it appear closer and larger or smaller than the original. Even Steven Spielberg, Peter Jackson, and James Cameron used miniature models in their films ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’, ‘The Hobbit’ series, and ‘Titanic’ to make their subjects appear larger than life. The only money you will be spending is on creating a model of what has to be used and apply a few photographic tricks to get the desired result.
- Green screen – Probably the most commonly used visual effect, the green screen has been used time and again in films and will never, ever fade away. From YouTube videos to Oscar winners, the green screen is everywhere because it can do anything.
- Matte painting – Not restricted to plays and stage shows, this technique of using painted backgrounds has been used in films like ‘Seven Brides for Seven Brothers’, ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’, ‘Star Wars’, and many others. While getting the background painted can cost you a little, it is still economical compared to filming on location.
- Masks and costumes – Well! Isn’t that simple. A small trip to the costume store and you’ll have enough costumes to create a full fleet of animals and creatures. All this without the need for special effects. Rent and return, and you’re left with a masterpiece on a budget.