VFX

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VFX pl (plural only)

  1. Abbreviation of visual effects.
    • 1991 May 30, Brenneis, Marty, “Backdraft”, in misc.emerg-services, Usenet[1], retrieved 2018-10-05, message-ID <9105301502.AA04808@snootles>:
      Where is the main visual effects shot in that movie?? Hint: There are five VFX shots, four of them are modifications of the fire in the scene. One of them is something else, what is it?
    • 1993 July 14, Bjorke, Kevin, “Re: Live Action AKIRA (Was: Live Action Macross)”, in rec.arts.anime, Usenet[2], retrieved 2018-10-05, message-ID <1993Jul14.181330.17785@pixar.com>:
      Believe me, I *know* how much effects cost or don't. They can even be inexpensive with CGI -- we managed to turn out over 150 VFX shots for SUPER MARIO BROTHERS (script and editing: NOT MY FAULT) for about $4M. But the cost of the SETS still pushed it up into the $30-40M range. And on-set effects and construction costs were also behind the exorbitance of T2 (Visual Effects: ~$18M) and the "other" L.A.Hero (Total ~$130M).
    • 1994 October 28, Newman, Allen G., “How will they go (VFX revisions)?”, in rec.arts.sf.starwars, Usenet[3], retrieved 2018-10-05, message-ID <CyEnII.8w6@sunfish.usd.edu>:
      Digital re-composite: assuming Lucas saved all the original film shot in the making of the trilogy, it would be theoretically possible to digitize each element (footage of indivdual spacecraft, pyrotechnic shots, backgrounds) and reassemble the VFX seamlessly using the computer instead of the ever-twitchy optical printer that was the state of the art 10-15 years ago.

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