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By gkraus

Visual effects have evolved enormously over the last few years, while practical special effects have took a backseat.
Less than 10 years ago a film with 200 visual effects was considered a lot. Today it is usual for a film to have 1,000 shots or more VFX Shots. While all the advances in technology has made it easier to create amazing never before imagined worlds, many of the practical special effects techniques can still hold up to today’s CGI effects.
A practical effect is a special effect produced without computer-generated imagery (CGI) or other post production techniques. Some examples of practical effects are ...