After seeing the eyecandy Avatar throws at us, it’s nice to see were we came from. It started with movies like The Enchanted Drawing back in 1900. This teacher made a great intro for his 5th grade students to show them the history of visual effects. A homage to all those magicians of the screen with a few tricks of their trade. More effects history in the rest of the post.A few of the techniques that changed cinema

Stop Motion

Trick photography

Chromakey (green screen)

Westworld (first computer graphics in a movie)

Contour reality capture