The international conference The Magic of Special Effects: Cinema–Technology–Reception will cast new light on the essential topic of special effects and artifice in the cinema by bringing together renowned specialists from around the world who will examine discourses on the magic of cinema — its special effects, trick shots and artifices, from the advent of the motion picture camera to the development of today’s new sound and image technologies — and reflect on the influence these technological innovations and magical techniques exercise on our perception of moving images and other media.
The international conference The Magic of Special Effects: Cinema–Technology–Reception takes place from November 5 to 10. It will feature a hundred presentations by scholars from various countries, a series of keynote lectures by prestigious guest speakers, panel discussions and screenings. ›
New video online now! Secrets et illusions: éphémérité(s) de l’effet spécial, the keynote presentation of Éric Falardeau, ... › Read more
We add to our Videos section two new keynote lectures on the website of the International Conference The Magic of ... › Read more
New keynote paper online! Paper of Tom Gunning (University of Chicago) entitled « Tricks, Effects, Attractions ». Read Emma Roufs’s ... › Read more
New keynote paper online! Paper of François Jost (Université Paris 3) entitled « Pragmatique du trucage. Entre feintise et ... › Read more
New keynote paper online! Paper of Janet Bergstrom (University of California, Los Angeles) entitled « Murnau’s Sunrise: In-Camera Effects and ... › Read more