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Practical effect techniques (according to WikiPedia)
The use of prosthetic makeup, animatronics, puppetry or suitmation to create the appearance of living creatures.
Miniature effects, which is the use of scale models which are photographed in a way that they appear full sized.
Mechanical effects, using mechanical devices to physically manipulate the environment.
Pyrotechnics for the appearance of fire and explosions.
Traditional animation techniques, such as stop-motion and go-motion.
Environmental effects, to create the appearance of atmospheres, natural environments, galaxies
Photography and processing of effects on 35mm. film stock, including special projection- and in-camera techniques.
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