Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Hooray for Hollywood!

Hooray for Hollywood! Did you know there is an Academy Award for MINIS?! Miniature Effects are film effects achieved by the use of miniatures. They are technically a blend of camera and practical effects, but a lot of time they're given their own listing in the credits since they often require specialists and staff focusing on just building the miniatures. From the 1933 King Kong Ape to highly technical miniatures such as the sinking Titanic, miniatures and film making have gone hand in hand. As our Countdown to the Oscars continues, make a note to watch for any mention to the award that goes to this technical achievement. Here are a few examples, enjoy! ~judy *And, thank you to those that took the time to visit my site and especially for the orders! Many of you must be in the building stages, wallpaper was a hot item yesterday!

This model was built for the first film - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - and has been used for exterior shots in every film since.
When all the time spent by 86 artists and crew members is added up, it took an incredible 74 years to build.
Measuring 50 feet across, it has more than 2,500 fiber optic lights to simulate lantern torches and students passing through hallways.
It even has miniature owls in the Owlery and hinges on the doors.

A scale miniature of the Black Pearl pirate galleon from Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean movies.

1:20 scale model of the ship used in the filming of the Academy Award winning film ‘The Titanic’.

The model used in the filming of ‘Independence Day’.

ET wishing he was home in the 1982 film.

Rivendell - Lord of the Rings.

1 comment:

  1. Hello Judy,
    Those are just amazing!
    Big hug,


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