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102. Special Effects

July 20th, 2015

Spurred on by the Star Wars panel at Comic-Con, where J.J. Abrams and others placed a strong emphasis on the film's use of practical effects, Matt and Ed decided to discuss the history and current state of special effects in cinema. Amongst talk of how CGI affects audiences and why it can harm actors' performances, they talk about the trailers shown at Comic-Con for films they probably won't see, whether the Emmys mean anything, and get sidetracked by Arrested Development, because they're only human.


Show Notes

0:00:00 - 0:24:30 - Intro & discussion of the week's news and Comic-Con.
0:24:31 - 0:52:39 - Discussion of Special Effects in cinema.
0:52:40 - 0:58:02 - SRS Recommends & Outro.
- The WETA Effect video that serves as the jumping off point for this week's episode can be seen here.
- Ed incorrectly states that the podcast is available one Radio FM, which is not a thing. He actually meant Player FM, which is a thing, and is an Android podcasting app on top of being a thing.