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some horses get trained by getting snakes and small animals to spook the horses


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The translation of anything (film stock, analog) involves loss. The loss may be negligible or imperceptible to most or even all people, but it is still there. However digital has its advantages, such as no quality loss from transmission distance or repeated use, therefore frequently seeming to be better. But digital is not the same as the original.


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There is sound 'in space', up to a point. Sound can't propagate through a vacuum, because you can't make nothing vibrate. Sound can be propagated through objects that happen to be surrounded by vacuum, and/or the air inside those objects - wearing a spacesuit, you can hear the machinery in the suit, or someone tapping on it, or the radio mounted in it. If ...


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You got it right, they are using fake in most cases due to law restriction. But some times they took the scene frame from old movie or videos from net, make modifications as per their requirements. Also sometimes for few money parents allow the camera man shoot the scene and people use mask for that frame. As there were not sound effects for that frame, it ...


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A reporter from the Guardian investigated this. You cannot use newborns because actors need to be a member of SAG, and you can only become a member if you're 15 days old. “Our initial intention with Knocked Up was to film a live birth, but we found out we couldn’t because the baby, by virtue of not being born yet, couldn’t be a member of SAG. So we ...


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Because audiences expect it, and will enjoy the movie less if it's missing. Sound is a very crucial form of information transmission for humans; we rely on sounds non-stop to process our environment, often without even realizing it. Movies take advantage of those often subconscious sound cues to bring out the intended emotions in a scene. They also rely on ...


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The sequence in question was filmed at Alsop High School in Walton, Liverpool during the summer Holidays where none of the actual school children were present. England has some of the most most stringent gun control laws in the world, but there are no restrictions to shooting in schools as long as they meet the safety criteria. The school has not, and is ...


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For the old John Wayne fights, they coordinated a swung punch just missing with the recipient moving their head quickly as if they were hit. Sound effects fill the credibility gap. Sometimes in comedy shows, the person being hit will move their head the wrong way. In modern digital action scenes, there can be wires, harness and such which are removed from ...


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In "Dr No", when the tarantula walks across James Bond's chest, you can see where the glass is pressing down on his body. Pretty standard for 1960.


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Obviously CGI or animatronics (mechanised puppets) can be used. But a more common technique for smaller budgets is to use real animals, real people, but not at the same time. For the shot of the person between lions, shoot the person alone. Then they go away and one of the lions is shot, followed by the next. The camera must not move, it is locked off. ...


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I've just found this on YouTube, a time lapse video of making the set of the "Glasshouse". So it was apparently built entirely from scratch for the film. It's obviously a Mies tribute - it appears to be one segment longer than the Farnsworth House:


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Combination of CGI crowd, and actual extras holding still. Nothing complex. Once they hold still, they can use movie editing to freeze some parts of the screen. You would mask them out, only tracking changes in the actors you want. In other films, just keeping still is common. Dead people are just actors or extras not ...


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According to the Wikipedia entry for chroma key: Green is currently used as a backdrop more than any other color because image sensors in digital video cameras are most sensitive to green, due to the bayer pattern allocating more pixels to the green channel, mimicking the human eye's increased sensitivity to green light. Therefore, the green ...


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In classic movies, sound effects were often pre-recorded or conducted using certain types of items. For example, when the sound of thunder was needed for a movie, quite often one of the stage hands would shake a flexible, thin piece of sheet metal behind the scenes. Certain noises that were common were often expected to be heard during specific scenes ~ ...


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For interior sets some effort will be made to exclude extraneous background noise and sound recording equipment will be set of to focus on dialogue, for example by using boom mics just out of shot. Even then most of the incidental sounds on the actual movie soundtrack will be added in post production by foley artists or samples. Indeed a huge amount of ...



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