I only storyboard scenes that require special effects, where it is necessary to communicate through pictures.— John Boorman
Grateful Special Effects quotations
The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.
It's more fun if you can control things like lighting and make special effects in the darkroom.
Special effects movies have taken over the universe. That and scary movies.
Falling in love is easy but staying in love is very special.
Any horror element is as much psychological as special effects.
The main prank that we play with props is for people's birthdays.
The special effects people will put a little explosive in the cake so it blows up in their face - that's always fun to play on a guest star, or one of the trainees or someone who's new.
I mean, I have done scenes with animals, with owls, with bats, with cats, with special effects, with thespians, in the freezing cold, in the pouring rain, boiling hot; I've done press with every syndication, every country; I've done interviews with people dressed up as cows - there's honestly nothing that's gonna intimidate me!
I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.
Every other movie is one of those action things.
I mean, 'Lost in Space'? A bunch of good actors running around shooting at special effects on a soundstage? I took my kids to see that and felt like I was on an acid trip.
I think some of the special effects in Close Encounters hold up better than the new more expensive special effects is because they were better actually.
Photoshop makes things look beautiful just as you have special effects in movies. It's just a part of life.
Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively.
I think a lot of the time these days people are so concerned about having the right camera and the right film and the right lenses and all the special effects that go along with it, even the computer, that they're missing the key element.
I didn't have familiarity with children.
I'm learning day after day, with her [daughter]. And what impresses me the most is that she, Deva, is an individual person. But in miniature, she seems to be a special effect.
Grandmasters decline with age. That's a given. There is nothing special about the age of 40, but age eventually takes its toll. That much is clear. Beyond that it's about how long you can put off the effects and compensate for them. Mistakes will crop in but you try to compensate for them with experience and hard work.
Sometimes a whisper in a noisy room is the most effective strategy.
Usually, when special effects get in the way, it's because the story isn't strong enough. If you don't start with a strong screenplay, it's easy to fall back on special effects, thinking it's going to carry you. But it never works. It's just tiresome.
Don't wake me for the end of the world unless it has very good special effects.
Calvin: They say the world is a stage.
But obviously the play is unrehearsed and everybody is ad-libbing his lines. Hobbes: Maybe that’s why it’s hard to tell if we’re living in a tragedy or a farce. Calvin: We need more special effects and dance numbers.
Communication is only effective when we communicate in a way that is meaningful to the recipient, not ourselves.
Filmmakers began to experiment with special effects almost as soon as motion pictures were invented. The history of special effects is the history of motion pictures.
That's the thing with sci-fi and action roles.
You have to play the danger as real. If you don't, you end up with egg on your face. You have to commit. You can't think about how stupid it might look without the special effects.
Imprisoning philosophy within the professionalizations and specializations of an institutionalized curriculum, after the manner of our contemporary European and North American culture, is arguably a good deal more effective in neutralizing its effects than either religious censorship or political terror
Those who love peace must learn to organize as effectively as those who love war.
Our camera does not produce pretty pictures, but exact duplications that, through our renunciation of photographic effects, turn out to be relatively objective. The photo can optically replace its object to a certain degree. This takes on special meaning if the object cannot be preserved.
I don't do special effects. I do characters. I do creatures.
I don't normally do big movies. I'm new to this world. And I've always been afraid that jumping onto a big budget film, you would lose the relationships in favour of special effects.
God, who foresaw your tribulation has specially armed you to go through it, not without pain but without stain.
There is a lot of use of ProTools in professional studios, but this is mostly for the special effects it allows, not for sound quality. These special effects soon fall out of fashion, and I don't think this trend will define studios permanently
We live in a silly time, and people go to the movies to see something that they haven't seen before, and you have to promise to show them that. In a horrible way, you have to promise them a special effect.
I try to express in my films things that no other art can approach.
In my monster films for example, I use special effects in the same way one would use a special film stock, a special camera, and so on. Monster films permit me to use all of these elements at the same time. They are the most visual kind of film.
Trust is the glue of life. It's the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It's the foundational principle that hold all relationships.
My family has reduced the effect of my career on my self-esteem.
When I'm with them, they make me feel special regardless of how I play.
When I figured that I could do anything if I was simply methodical about it.
I went to the library - and this was before the Internet - and I searched for a career that was creative, would not fall into a routine, involved problem solving and making things. It also had to be dynamic. I came up with special effects.
The creation of the island, or the impression of the island, as it changes in the mind of the character also came in to play... there was another very important collaborator, Rob Legato, on special visual effects. And then ultimately there's Thelma Schoonmaker, who keeps me focused during the editing of the picture.
The 7 habits of highly effective people.1. Be proactive. 2. Begin with the end in mind.3. Put first things first.4. Think win-win.5. Seek first to understand and then to be understood.6. Synergize. 7. Sharpen the saw.
It's all about special effects and explosions now.
It leaves me just cold when I walk out of the theater. There's no heart; there's no soul. Movies used to be about people. It's as though we don't tell stories any more. The studios have to make money, and if you want to make $20 million, you have to spend $200 million.
Take away the robots and the special effects, and Star Wars is just the simple story of a group of friends planning a terrorist attack.
In its effect on family relationships, in its facilitation of parental withdrawal from an active role in the socialization of their children, and in its replacement of family rituals and special events, television has played an important role in the disintegration of the American family.
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.
It’s very simple why kids are crazy about dinosaurs — dinosaurs are nature’s Special Effects. They are the only real dragons. Kids love dragons. It’s not just being weirdly shaped and being able to eat Buicks. It’s that they are real.
Special effects are characters. Special effects are essential elements. Just because you can't see them doesn't mean they aren't there.
I don't like to put too much effort into things.
I find that once you get involved with special effects it is no longer about what is happening in front of the camera and I really want to concentrate on what is happening in front of the camera, like the man apparently peeing on the surface of the screen.
I like to work in films, but I'd love to work in the technical side of film.
I'd love to work with, say, Greg Nicotero [The Walking Dead] in kind of, like, special makeup effects. I'd probably say, "Good with clay and latex." Although I don't know what kind of job that'd get me.
The general fact is that the most effective way of utilizing human energy is through an organized rivalry, which by specialization and social control is, at the same time, organized co-operation.